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Jastorf Culture
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[German version]

Term for culture groups of the pre-Roman Iron Age in North Germany ( Germanic archaeology, with map), derived from the urnfields of Jastorf, in the district of Ülzen (Lower Saxony). The burial complexes and furnishings with jewellery, pottery, and occasionally also weapons and equipment, are typical of the Germanic Jastorf culture. It is the first iron-working culture in the nordic area.

 Iron;  Jevenstedt

Bibliography

H-J. Häßler (ed.), Ur-und Frühgesch. in Niedersachsen, 1991, 380

G. Schwantes, Die Urnenfriedhöfe in Niedersachs…

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Pingel, Volker (Bochum), “Jastorf Culture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e521400>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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