Frühe Monumentalität und Soziale Differenzierung Bd. 12

Die Entwicklung zweier Konzepte? Großsteingräber und Grabenwerke bei Haldensleben-Hundisburg
Kay Schmütz

The Haldensleben-Hundisburg region in Saxony-Anhalt is a "test region" for investigating the interactions between north-central European funnel beaker societies in the northern German lowlands and the cultural groups of loess-covered traditional settlement areas to the south. Here you will find the necropolis of the Haldensleber Forstes, consisting of 117 megalithic graves in the old moraine landscape and seperated by the Beber river from the ditched enclousure Hundisburg-Olbetal to the south.
In several field campaigns, parts of the enclosure and the megalith grave Hundisburg-Küsterberg were excavated. Surprising results include the uncovering of a large ditched enclosure dating back to around 4100 B.C. with pottery correspond to the Schiepzig style. The megalithic tomb of Küsterberg excavated on the northern side of the Beber dates primarily to the period after 3500 B.C. The inventories from the Bernburg settlement Hundisburg-Olbetal and the megalithic tomb situated only a few kilometres to the south suggest a linked development: While at first in the passage grave Küsterberg elements of Tiefstich pottery have a high proportion, parallel to the settlement more and more other pottery stiles are introduced in the megalithic tomb. Exciting and multi-layered references of a Neolithic border region become accessible.

Bonn, Habelt 2017
ISBN 978-3-7749-4051-2