Offa-Buch Bd. 88

Diachrone Studien zur prähistorischen Siedlungslandschaft im Bereich der Holsteinischen Seenplatte
Philip Lüth

The study was developed as part of the interdisciplinary project "Functions of islands in the inland waters of the holocene settlement landscape of Schleswig-Holstein (FIBSS)", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The main objective of the project was to investigate the special position that islands in inland lakes occupy within a closed archaeological cultural landscape. In this context, the present work has the aim to embed the archaeological finds of the islands in an archaeological environment analysis.
The working area concentrates on a 20 x 30 km large region that includes all the lakes of the Holstein Lake District and the Bornhöveder Lake District with the Old Schwentine. The data bases were more than 2,700 known sites from the archaeological country survey and the numerous new findings from the project work of the FIBSS. In addition, the author relies on the research of numerous scientists who have worked in the past 100 years with parts of the examined space. As far as possible, the findings of all archaeological periods from the End Mesolithic to the Middle Ages were subjected to these investigations.
The diachronic development history of the Holstein Lake District is described through the analysis of different location factors and the embedding in landscape-topographical aspects. The central tool for this investigation was the application of software for geographic information systems (GIS).
The focus of the work is on the changes that the islands, lakes and waters have undergone within the archaeological cultural landscape. In order to facilitate the reader's access to the relevant time periods, a chronological presentation was chosen.

Wachholz, 2012
ISBN 978-3-529-01188-7