Pile-dwellings of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age in Switzerland. Long-term research and future tasks

Hafner, Albert; Heitz, Caroline; Stapfer, Regine Barbara (2014). Pile-dwellings of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age in Switzerland. Long-term research and future tasks. In: von Carnap-Bornheim, Claus (ed.) Quo vadis? Status and Future Perspectives of Long-Term Excavations in Europe. Schriften des Archäologischen Landesmuseum Schleswig: Vol. 10 (pp. 59-83). Neumünster/Hamburg: Wachholtz Verlag

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Swiss lake-side settlements dating between 4300 and 800 BC were first recognized in the early 19th century and between 1854 and 1880 early research boomed due to the first scientific studies and the artificial lowering of lakes in Western Switzerland. In the 20th century underwater and wetland archaeology experienced an enormous surge not only because of large rescue excavations, due to extensive motorway construction projects but also due to the evolution of modern IT technology in the 1970s. For the first time huge quantities of ancient wooden structures could be dated by dendrochronology. This produced a quantum leap in the 150 years of pile-dwelling research. In 2011, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee recognized the outstanding universal value of these sites. This article presents an overview about Swiss pile-dwellings of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age and the results of two recent diploma works (case study Sutz-Lattrigen Haupstation innen and case study Seedorf Lobsigensee) as examples of research and cooperation between universities and government agencies for cultural heritage management.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Hafner, Albert; Heitz, Caroline and Stapfer, Regine Barbara

Subjects:

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

ISBN:

978-3-529-01880-0

Series:

Schriften des Archäologischen Landesmuseum Schleswig

Publisher:

Wachholtz Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Albert Hafner-Lafitte

Date Deposited:

29 Sep 2014 14:18

Last Modified:

06 May 2019 12:11

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Pile-dwellings of Neolithic and Bronze Age, Switzerland, Sutz-Lattrigen, Seedorf Lobsigensee, UNESCO World Heritage, Cortaillod, cultural influences

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58900

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