I would like to thank Ernst Taayke and Peter Vos for their comments on the text, Jan Lanting for sharing his drawings of the pottery from the cemetery of Midlaren with me, and Elma Schrijer (Bureau De Steekproef), Johan Nicolay, Theun Varwijk and Marco Bakker (University of Groningen) for their information on unpublished excavations. I also thank Siebe Boersma (University of Groningen) for making my pottery drawings suitable for publication.
This article is based on the results of the NWO-Odyssee research-project ‘De grondsporen van Ezinge’. It was written as part of the research-project Identität der Wurten within the Ems-Dollard-Region programme Land der Entdeckungen, which enabled me to focus on the identity of the inhabitants of the terp region.
Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen
2nd submission: 29/1/2013