Master Thesis in process: A Landscape Analysis of the prehistoric lake villages from Attersee und Mondsee, Upper Austria.
Helena Seidl da Fonseca, member of the Austrian project group, is writing her Master-Thesis at the University of Vienna. Her focus is on the relationship between the lake villages of Attersee and Mondsee and their environment. The two main aims of her proposed study are i) to characterize the natural setting of the 23 lakeshore sites and ii) to develop a predictive model of site location for prehistoric lakeshore sites in alpine environments. See the Abstract to learn more.
BELAVI at the EAA 2016 in Vilnius!
Several project members were present and presented aspects and current results at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius/Lithuania. Due to the success of this well-visited session “SETTLING WATERSCAPES IN EUROPE: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF NEOLITHIC AND BRONZE AGE PILE-DWELLINGS” contents and raised questions are going to be published at the end of the year.
Underwater Excavation of the Pile Dwelling Site in Weyregg
From the 12th September to the 7th October archaeological investigations of the Neolithic shore settlement in Weyregg take place. The site is located at the east coastline of the Attersee and therefore also a part of the Austrian research subject in the BELAVI-project. The archaeological work is accompanied by a broad public program, which offers interested people not only to be very close to the actual work but also to become a part of it.
Coring at Lake Mondsee
Coring for lake sediments successful! Many Thanks to the coring team from the Oeschger Center/University of Bern. Lake cores are on their way to Jean Nicolas Haas’ lab at the University of Innsbruck.
Beautiful Lake Mondsee offered perfect weather conditions for this project.
Fotos: Kerstin Kowarik/University of Vienna