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Recent Excavations and Investigations on Prehistoric Sites in Vienna

Martin PENZ, Stadtarchaeologie Wien, Austria This lecture presents an illustrated overview of prehistoric sites in Vienna, which have been detected by rescue excavations of the Wien Museum – Stadtarchäologie in the last few years. Near Rochusmarkt the oldest dwelling house of Vienna could be discovered – a post-structure building of the Early Neolithic Linear Pottery Culture. Because of their rarity, it is amazing that quite a lot of Late Neolithic/Late Copper Age settlement features (Bell Beaker, Kosihy-Čaka-Makó) came to light at different sites (Rennweg, Csokorgasse, Oberlaa). Field surveys within the geological formation „St. Veit Klippen Belt“ near the western boaders of Vienna brought evidence for prehistoric quarrying and knapping activities linked to radiolarite outcrops. The high density of sites and the distribution of this chert-raw material in distant archaological units suggest a large „mining cluster“ spreading from Paleolithic up to late Neolithic times. Due to the large scale urban development project „Seestadt Aspern“ a series of excavations allowed successful investigations on a Middle Copper Age (Baden) and a Late Bronze Age (Urnfield Culture) settlement. Further scattered relicts of the Bronze age appeared at Rennweg (burials) and Wallgasse (settlement). A well-known Early Iron Age (Hallstatt) settlement site is located on the southern slopes of the Laaer Berg in Oberlaa. The last years‘ most exiting discovery has been the Late Iron Age settlement at Rochusmarkt. For the first time in Vienna, late La Tène material was found here together with Roman...

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Post Conference Vienna

Vienna, Austria – November 15, 2018 By invitation of the Wien Museum, the Congress Visual Heritage 2018 will hold a post conference in the rooms of the museum. Guided Tours in the afternoon. Program: 10:00 Welcome adress by Dr. Matti BUNZL, Director of the Wien Museum 10:20-12:00 Lectures about the archaeology of Vienna (Urban Archaeology of Vienna) Martin PENZ: Recent excavations and investigations on prehistoric sites in Vienna Martin MOSSER: Vindobona – Roman legionary fortress and settlement Ingeborg GAISBAUER: From Roman Vindobona to Medieval Vienna – uncertain beginnings, structural development and a lot of questions Heike KRAUSE: Fortified Vienna from the 13th to the 18th centuries  12:00-13:00 Lunch  13:30-14:30  Guided tour through the Römermuseum  by Kristina ADLER-WÖLFL  15:15-16:00  Special tour “The Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna: Visualizing heritage” by its director, Prof. Dr. Michael KIEHN  16:30-17:30  Special tour through the Greek and Roman Antiquities sections of the Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna by its director Dr. Georg PLATTNER or (optionally) Special tour in the Naturhistorische Museum – Venus von Willendorf, Gold & Hallstatt; Highlights from the Prehistoric Collections by Dr. Wallpurga ANTL-WEISER  18:00  Conclusion of the post conference event Included in the registration fee for this event: lunch by AGGYS Coffeeshop entrance fees* * free entrance to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Naturhistorisches Museum Not included are tickets for Vienna Public Transport Minumum number of participants – 30 (Deadline for registration and payment – October 22, 2018) Link to the registration form...

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