Offa-Buch Bd. 89

Archäologische Siedlungsforschung auf den nordfriesischen Inseln
Martin Segschneider, Bente Sven Majchczack, Tobias Scholz

The North Frisian Geest islands Sylt, Föhr and Amrum have long been known as a significant Altsiedellandschaft. Thus, in 1958 by Karl Kersten and Peter La Baume published Archaeological land survey of the North Frisian Islands far more than 1000 pre-historic and early historic burial mounds are listed. By contrast, settlements with a secure localization and research were always under-represented, so that the discovery, investigation and publication of pre-historic and early-historical settlements on the North Frisian islands has been a desideratum of research for many years. Therefore, it is all the more pleasing that the situation described by the presentation of this book undergoes a significant change. The master's and master's theses from Kiel and Göttingen, which were completed in short order and related thematically, offered themselves for a bundled publication within the traditional Offa book series. For both works are dedicated to the archaeological settlement research on the North Frisian Islands and refer to the middle to advanced first millennium AD. First, Bente Sven Majchczack presents the results of extensive and non-destructive settlement prospecting on the island of Föhr, which was carried out by the Schleswig-Holstein Archaeological State Office in close cooperation with the Institute of Geosciences, Department of Geophysics of the University of Kiel. Complemented by an introductory presentation of the settlement area lying on Sylt, Tobias Scholz presents a burned-out longhouse with Kleisoden walls from Tinnum and its extensive ceramics inventory as a superbly preserved finding.

Wachholz, 2016
ISBN: 9783529093180