BUFM 88: Early Neolithic Settlement Brunn am Gebirge, Wolfholz, in Lower Austria Volume 1 / part a and b
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On Saturday, September 2nd, 1989, when I cycled from Vienna to pay a visit to my parents in Mödling, I had no idea that this trip would be decisive for my future life for over thirty years. In the black excavation heaps created by road construction, I discovered sherds of the earliest Linear Pottery Cultureon my route in the area of Brunn am Gebirge, Wolfholz; we named the area later site 1. A short time afterwards, we discovered sites 2 and 3 a few hundred meters to the south, making this the first time that the previously unrecognized mega-site of Brunn came under the spotlight of prehistoric research.
From 2007 onward, Nadezhda Kotova assisted me with the evaluation of ceramics, which had accumulated from 1989 – 2005 during numerous excavation campaigns. I owe her many hanks in regards to us finally finishing this opus magnum for the Brunn 2 site.
The special thing about Brunn 2 is the fact that here the Linearbandkeramik can be observed in a place at its origin during the Formative phase. Nadezhda once asked me from where I believed that the Brunn settlers had come. The cultures involved are the Early Neolithics, Starčevo and Körös and the Linear Pottery Culture (LPC), in German Linearbandkeramik (LBK). I pointed spontaneously to the southeast, thinking first of southern Hungary, Serbia and Croatia. In fact, as we have shown, there was a high percentage of the Starčevo culture that contributed to Brunn 2. But during the investigation of the musical instruments, the amphorae, the idols and other vessel shapes, our eyes turned even further to the southeast, as far as western Bulgaria and even the northwest Anatolian Lake District around Hacılar.
Brunn 2 is the oldest site that we present completely in volumes 1a, 1b and 1c, as far as ceramics are concerned. Further volumes on ceramics are planned in the chronological order of sites 3, 4, and 1 together with 6. Afterwards, a book about 3D reconstructions of the houses of all sites in the form of a PhD thesis and another about lithic materials are planned. So much still remains to be done.
|Autor / Herausgeber
||Peter Stadler & Nadezhda Kotova
||30,4 x 21,4cm
|Ort / Erscheinungsjahr
||Langenweißbach & Wien 2019
||bestehend aus 2 Bänden, 1082 Seiten mit vielen farbigen Abbildungen, Englisch, Zusammenfassung Deutsch, Karten, Pläne und Tafeln
||Beier & Beran. Archäologischer Fachliteratur