The international Archaeological Conference of Central Germany 2018, hosted annually by the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt, was devoted to the topic of »Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Settlement Archaeology«. The aim is to bring up to date the state of research in the field of settlement archaeology during the 3rd and first half of the 2nd millennium BCE. Especially in the new federal states of Germany large-scale archaeological remains of settlements have been revealed, as various major infrastructural projects and the construction of business parks were carried out since the German reunification. Until today, the total extent of these settlement sites are hard to grasp. Starting point are the distribution area of the Central German Unetice Culture, its predecessors, as well as the culturally closely connected regions. However, new insights into social change, mobility, and intensification of long-distance contacts in the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC require a broadening of the perspective onto the whole of Europe. The present conference proceedings span from the Carpathian to Ireland and from Denmark to Sicily, thus laying the foundation for a settlement archaeology which is not tied to today's political boundaries.
|Place of Publication||Halle|
|Number of pages||950|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2019|