Aerial view of the bank plate on which the site is located. The diving tower pit and other dredged areas are also clearly visible © Kantonsarchäologie Zürich, S. Vogt

  Erlenbach  |     Winkel

Short Description
The site of Erlenbach-Winkel lies along a stretch of shoreline of the Zurich Lake, where the sediments of ancient settlements were preserved unusually well. Of special note are artifacts that date to the late Corded Ware culture, about 2500 BC, and the Early Bronze Age, about 2000 to 1900 BC. The site represent very rare settlement phases that closely mark a five hundred year hiatus, which is observed at all of the other sites around the Swiss Lakes.

Neolithic / Bronze Age

4th -1st millenium B.C.

Lake Zürichsee

402 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 3,01 ha / approx. 4 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 6,60 ha / approx. 9 soccer pitches

Stratigraphy of clay layers and organic bands © Amt für Städtebau - Unterwasserarchäologie Zürich