Das frühmittelalterliche Hügelgräberfeld von Bernhardsthal

Title in English Early medieval grave mounds in Bernhardsthal
Authors

MACHÁČEK Jiří MILO Peter BREIBERT Wolfgang DRESLER Petr EICHERT Stefan PANKOWSKÁ Anna STRATJEL Friedel

Year of publication 2019
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

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Description The grave mounds at Bernhardsthal/Föhrenwald were discovered through the analysis of ALS data in 2011. A total of 41 mounds were visible in the digital model.Two tumuli (Grave mounds 14 and 15) in the northwestern part of the cemetery were excavated in two campaigns in 2013 and 2014. The archaeological excavations took place with the aim of generating new data about dating, funerary rites and the construction and inner structure of the mounds. The two grave mounds analysed indicate that burial activity began here as early as the first two thirds of the 7th century. The Bernhardsthal site is also particularly important because it is the first early medieval grave mounds in Austria with a confirmed cremation burial.
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