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Corneşti-Iarcuri:ten years of research at the largest prehistoric site in Europe.

Author(s): Bernhard Heeb ; Alexandru Szentmiklosi ; Rüdiger Krause

Year: 2017

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10 years of research at the largest prehistoric site in Europe

The Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Muzeul Naţional al Banatului Timişoara and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, have been investigating the archaeology as well as the landscape context of the Late Bronze Age settlement of Iarcuri in the Romanian Banat region with the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft for the last 10 years. The site is composed of four walled earth and timber enclosures. Its size alone makes the site unique: The total length of all four enclosures is 33km, and the area encompassed by the walls is about 17,7 km². The investigations of the last 10 years have brought to light completely new insights into the defensive structures and the organisation of settlements during the south-eastern European Late Bronze Age (ca.1500 to 1200 BC). However, each new insight throws up a whole variety of new questions, which means that the research is really only in its early stages.

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Corneşti-Iarcuri:ten years of research at the largest prehistoric site in Europe.. Bernhard Heeb, Alexandru Szentmiklosi, Rüdiger Krause. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430795)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15845

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America