New results and new ice-borne finds from high-alpine passes in the Bernese Alps (Switzerland)

Hafner, Albert (6 June 2012). New results and new ice-borne finds from high-alpine passes in the Bernese Alps (Switzerland) (Unpublished). In: Frozen Pasts: The 3rd International Glacial Archaeology Symposium. Whitehorse/Yukon, Canada. 03.-08.06.21012.

Archaeological finds from Schnidejoch (2756 m a.s.l.) and Lötschenpass (2690 m a.s.l.) cover the periods from the Early Neolithic to the Middle Ages (4800 BC - 1000 AD). The numerous finds from Schnidejoch discovered since 2003 can now be seen in relationship with Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements in the Rhone valley and together with the early use of alpine meadows and early transhumance. Finds of Early Bronze Age bows from Lötschenpass go back to the 1930ies. New finds of wooden objects and objects made from birch bark melted out from the ice in the summer of 2011. The lecture presents these new finds and an actualized view of Schnidejoch finds.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Hafner, Albert

Subjects:

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

Language:

English

Submitter:

Albert Hafner-Lafitte

Date Deposited:

20 Jun 2014 08:32

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2014 08:32

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53867

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