Achalm site is located on the eastern slope of the mountain in the area of the so-called "Rappenplatz", a up to 20 wide and about 120 m long Verebnungsfläche about 80 meters below the summit.
The finds of the previous excavations prove that the "Rappenplatz" was used in pre-Christian times over long periods as settlement place. In particular, during the late urnfield period (10th / 9th century BC) and in Celtic times (= Late Hallstatt and early La Tène period, 6th-4th century BC), people settled here permanently.
In addition, in the younger of the two settlement periods, the natural paving area of the "Rappenplatz" has been converted into a powerful settlement terrace by means of artificial fillings. This made it possible to build various residential buildings here at ground level. Remains of these wooden, wicker and clay structures have been preserved in the soil and documented in the course of the new excavations. These include numerous hearths, the remains of an oven and a clay soil and various post pits. Numerous small finds from the settlement layers (ceramics, spindle whorls, weave weights, needles, fibulae, pearls, animal bones, etc.) also provide a vivid insight into everyday life and craft in the 1st millennium BC. In our room
October 9, 2017
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