Neolithic and Bronze Age lakeside settlements in the Alpine Region. Threatened archaeological heritage under water and possible protection measures. Examples from Switzerland and Southern Germany

Hafner, Albert; Schlichterle, Helmut (2008). Neolithic and Bronze Age lakeside settlements in the Alpine Region. Threatened archaeological heritage under water and possible protection measures. Examples from Switzerland and Southern Germany. In: Heritage at Risk. ICOMOS World Report 2006/2007 on monuments and sites in danger (pp. 175-180). ICOMOS

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The lakeside settlements in the Alpine region (most of which date from between 4300 and 700 BC) are among the most important examples of archaeological heritage in Europe. The special conditions under water have led to an exceptionally good preservation of the organic materials. Remarkably well preserved timber-built constructions and numerous artefacts made of wood, bark and textiles as well as copious amounts of plant and animal remains constitute the outstanding scientific significance of the pile dwellings. It is these finds categories which have not been preserved in dry-land sites that provide us with a detailed insight into the everyday life and culture of the early agrarian societies around the Alps. It is of great importance to be able to determine precise dates for finds assemblages and the constructional history of villages by means of dendrochronological analyses.

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

UniBE Contributor:

Hafner, Albert

Subjects:

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

Series:

ICOMOS World Report 2006/2007 on monuments and sites in danger

Publisher:

ICOMOS

Language:

English

Submitter:

Albert Hafner-Lafitte

Date Deposited:

16 Feb 2015 10:31

Last Modified:

04 Nov 2019 11:37

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.63150

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63150

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