Photographie aérienne du site de Feldbach de l'Âge du bronze ancien © KAZH/KASG

  Rapperswil Jona / Hombrechtikon  |     Feldbach

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The site is located within the large shallow bay between the Feldbach stream in Zurich and the Kempraten in St. Gallen. It was discovered as early as1864. Its ideal location supported settlements since the early 4th millennium BC. The individual construction periods seem to have "migrated" within the bay over the centuries, as overlapping settlements are rare. This prehistoric mobility is very unusual across Lake Zurich. The Neolithic phases of Cortaillod, Pfyn, Horgen and Corded Ware are documented. The Corded Ware period (around 2520 BC) is probably a single-phase settlement andis relatively well investigated. During the latest Early Bronze Age (1490 B.C.), the settlement appears as a village complex of about 2300 m2 built on a shoal. In the aerial photograph, rows of piles indicate the house layouts and alleys between.

Néolithique / Age du Bronze

4e-2e millénaire avant J.-C.

Lac de Zurich

405 m

Taille du site 7,50 ha / environ 10 terrains de foot

Taille du zone tampon 15,5 ha / environ 21 terrains de foot


Activités en cours
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Regular observations since 2003. Due to erosion processes, an anchor prohibition zone was established.

Découvrir les palafittes
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The site is visible by aerial view.
Conserved piles of the Early Bronze Age settlement (1490 BC) are exhibited at the Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona and the Historical Ethnological Museum of St.Gallen.

Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona
Herrenberg 30/40
8640 Rapperswil
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Historisches und
Völkerkundemuseum HVM
Museumstrasse 50
CH-9000 St.Gallen
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