Les sols des maisons ont été excellemment conservés. Fouilles de Sulzberger, 1915 © Kantonsarchäologie Schaffhausen

  Thayngen  |     Weier I-III

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Three settlement phases from the Pfyn Culture were identified at this site. The bog settlement consisted of c. 20 houses which were enclosed bya palisade and accommodated between 80 and 120 inhabitants. Most notably, the finds assemblage included particularly well-preserved ceramic vessels, worked wooden objects and a copper axeattesting to early metal working. The archaeological layers areregularly monitored for signs of desiccation in order to preventdestruction of the finds and architectural components made oforganic materials that remain on site.

Pile Dwellings in Switzerland” © GSK 2017


3822–3761 (Weier I), 3722–3715 (Weier II) et 3584 B.C.(Weier III) av. J.-C.

Au nord du Haut-Rhin, dans une cuvette de vallée

477 m

Taille du site 0,48 ha / environ un motier terrain de foot

Taille du zone tampon 3,44 ha / environ 5 terrains de foot

Particularités & points forts
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Information panel and telescope with visualisation of a pile dwelling.

Fouilles en 1963 © Kantonsarchäologie Schaffhausen

Activités en cours
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Monitoring and mediation (local association "Steinzeit aktiv").

Decouvrir les palafittes
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You see nothing but a field. Individual tours around the clock. A reconstructed pile dwelling is located nearby.
A selection of finds is on display in the permanent exhibition of the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen.

Museum zu Allerheiligen
Klosterstrasse 16,
8200 Schaffhausen
+41 52 633 07 77
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Tue - Sun 11−17h
Mondays closed