Excavations at Hascherkeller in Bavaria: Field Research into the Economy of a Late Bronze/Early Iron Age Village: Field research into the economy of a late bronze/early iron age village

Peter S. Wells, Brenda Benefit, C. Caroline Quillian, John D. Stubbs

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Abstract

The third season of excavation at Hascherkeller completed the investigation of a large area of the central portion of the settlement. In addition to filling out a substantial part of the settlement plan, the 1980 excavations produced important new stratigraphic evidence bearing upon structural changes in the settlement over time. The 1980 season also allowed the completion of data collection for several types of technical analysis, the results of which contribute greatly to our understanding of the settlement and its economy. A series of radiocarbon dates suggests the absolute chronology of the site. Analysis of the plant remains and animal bones provides a picture of the subsistence economy of the community, while a technical study of the pottery gives insight into a principal manufacture at the site. The results of these studies, together with the structural features investigated over a major portion of the site and the rich artifactual material bearing on manufacturing and trade, provide a wealth of varied information to be applied toward the development of a comprehensive model of the economy of this small rural community dating to about a millennium before the birth of Christ. © 1981 Maney Publishing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-302
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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