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Aerial view of the pile field at Konstanz-Hinterhausen © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (LAD), O. Braasch

  Konstanz  |     Konstanz Hinterhausen

Short Description
The site was discovered in 1859 on the northern shore of the Bay of Konstanz, andby 1882 it had been broadly mapped. In the 1980’s, the entire expanse of the pile fieldwas recorded by aerial photography and from 2005-2006, it was measured and examined again by the Baden-Württemberg Department of Antiquities and Monuments. The extent of the pile field and the broad spectrum of found artifacts, point to a complex and storied settlement history.

Neolithic

3100 B.C.

Lake of Constance "Obersee"

384 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 4,2 ha / approx. 6 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 4,12 ha / approx. 6 soccer pitches

Special Features & Highlights
Individual artifacts of the “Goldberg III Group” are of special significance, because they point to social and economic relationships with the people of Upper Swabia.

Archaeological diver at work © Landesamt für Denkmalpflege im Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart (LAD)/ M. Billig

Current Activities
The site is regularly monitored and controlled by the Department of Antiquities and Monuments.

Pile Dwellings up close
The site is not visible
A selection of finds is exhibited in the "Rosgartenmuseum", Konstanz

Rosgartenmuseum Konstanz
Rosgartenstraße 3-5
78462 Konstanz
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