Beinwil am See | Agelmoos
The site was discovered on what used to be a small island near the western shore of Lake Hallwil during underwater surveying in 1996. The settlement area only measured 30 by 50 m. Piles and horizontal timbers as well as at least three settlement layers were identified. Some potsherds dating from the period between 4400 and 4100 BC show that the Ägelmoos site was one of the earliest lake dwelling settlements on the Swiss Plateau. More recent finds dated from the Early (around 1850–1650 BC) and Late (around 1050–950 BC) Bronze Ages.
"Pile Dwellings in Switzerland" © gsk 2017
Neolithic / Bronze Age
4th millenium B.C. / 2nd millenium B.C.
Size of the site 0,96 ha / approx. 1 soccer pitch
Size of the bufferzone 10,5 ha / approx. 10 soccer pitches
Special features & highlights
One of the oldest pile dwelling settlements in Switzerland.
Publication is planned in 2021.
Pile Dwellings up close
The site is freely accessible. Finds are exhibited in the Burghalde Museum in Lenzburg.
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