Struktur und Dynamik neolithischer Seeufersiedlungen. Beispiele aus Sutz-Lattrigen (Bielersee, Kanton Bern, Schweiz) zwischen 3900 und 3400 v. Chr.

Stapfer, Regine; Hafner, Albert; Francuz, John (2019). Struktur und Dynamik neolithischer Seeufersiedlungen. Beispiele aus Sutz-Lattrigen (Bielersee, Kanton Bern, Schweiz) zwischen 3900 und 3400 v. Chr. In: O'Neill, Anneli; Pyzel, Joanna (eds.) Siedlungsstrukturen im Neolithikum – Zwischen Regel und Ausnahme. Fokus Jungsteinzeit. Berichte der AG Neolithikum: Vol. 7 (pp. 131-153). Kerpen-Loogh (Eifel), Deutschland: Welt und Erde Verlag

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The Sutz-Lattrigen bay is situated on the flat southern shore of Lake Bienne in Western Switzerland. From this densely populated shore the remains of five settlements and one pair of houses are known, which were built between the 39th and the 34th century BC. Thanks to many dendrochronologically precisely dated timbers numerous buildings of different settlements as well as the constructional history of several villages are retraceable. Determinations of the kind of woods and growing patterns of the used timbers provide information on the construction progress, show bias of the selected wood and show further infrastructure of the settlements like log paved paths and palisades. Generally the villages of different ages were built very similar and the architecture indicates no signs of hierarchical structures. However, the planned and structured construction of the settlements assumes certain forms of organisation and planning of the community of the villages. In two cases at least, the settlement was quit while building a house or briefly afterwards. This suggests an unplanned and abrupt abandoning of the settlements and in one case the archaeological record hypothesises an increase of the water level of the lake. Looking at the settlements’ scenery, we find out that all the known remains of settlements respectively the lacks of settlements date from the same periods and favourable areas were populated again and again over centuries.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Pre- and Early History

UniBE Contributor:

Stapfer, Regine Barbara; Hafner, Albert and Francuz, John

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

ISSN:

2191-2068

ISBN:

978-3-938078-24-2

Series:

Fokus Jungsteinzeit. Berichte der AG Neolithikum

Publisher:

Welt und Erde Verlag

Language:

German

Submitter:

Albert Hafner-Lafitte

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2020 15:33

Last Modified:

18 Feb 2020 15:33

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.137835

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/137835

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