Siedlungsarchäologie der Hallstatt- und Frühlatènezeit im Raum Heilbronn

Author(s): Martin Hees; Mamoun Fansa

Year: 2002


This dissertation covers the settlement history of the Heilbronn area (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in the Hallstatt and Early Latène periods (8th to 4th century BC). The area covered measures approximately 30 by 40 km. It is divided by geology, soil types and climate into two contrasting parts: the loess covered land of the Neckar valley and its tributaries, and the surrounding marl and sandstone hills.

The analyzed finds mainly consist of ceramic fragments. Most of the few metal objects were found at burial sites. The finds are described and compared to finds from neighbouring areas.

Ceramic finds from the Heilbronn area can be divided into two clearly separate groups. The first group contains Alb-Hegau type pottery and associated materials, dating into the phases Hallstatt C and early Hallstatt D, summarized as HaC/D1. The second group contains forms known from Heuneburg periods III-I and from Early Latène period sites, including some stamp decorated Early Latène pottery, dating from Hallstatt D2 to the beginning of Latène B, summarized as SHa/FLt.

One paragraph deals with numerous finds of briquetage from 51 settlement sites in the Heilbronn area. These are fragments of characteristic pottery vessels used for the boiling of brine to obtain salt and for the transport of salt blocks.

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Siedlungsarchäologie der Hallstatt- und Frühlatènezeit im Raum Heilbronn. Martin Hees, Mamoun Fansa. . Universität Tübingen, Tübingen. 2002 ( tDAR id: 422651)

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Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Iron Age

Spatial Coverage

min long: 5.865; min lat: 47.275 ; max long: 15.034; max lat: 55.057 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 9324


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.