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Heuneburg: problematică arheologică și istorică din perspectiva cercetărilor recente
Heuneburg: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives in the Light of Recent Research

Author(s): Dirk Krausse, Mihai-Claudiu Nastase, Manuel Fernandez-Götz
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Istros - Muzeul Brailei
Keywords: Central Europe; early Iron Age; urbanization; centralization; Heuneburg; mudbrick wall; Danube

Summary/Abstract: Often referred as the ‘first city North of the Alps’, Heuneburg is one of the most important and well known settlements of the Central European Iron Age. Decades of archeological investigations have started to unveil the real dimensions as well as the political, economical and social complexity of the site. The social transformations that took place in the nearly two centuries of Heuneburg’s Iron Age settlement have a wider significance and consequences that are still to be discovered and understood. Heuneburg’s archeological landscape plays a major role in the apprehension of the social centralization and urbanization process North of the Alps. From the image of just a small hillfort, Heuneburg is today revealing itself as a vast and powerful regional center, strongly interconnected with other similar settlements within a real ‘European Community’. Furthermore, as the latest investigations have shown, its potential to open new interpretative perspectives is far from at an end and therefore it will continue to occupy an important place in the academic research field in the decades to come.

  • Issue Year: 19/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 217-264
  • Page Count: 48
  • Language: English