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2011 | 63 | 149-173
Article title

Functions of the large Felberg type strongholds from the 8th/9th century in Mecklemburg and Pomerania

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Abstracts
EN
The article deals with the early medieval Strongholds in Mecklenburg and Pomerania called Feldberg type: Large fortifications with ramparts constructed mainly from wood and earth, often built on mountains, dated by finds and dendrochronological dates to the second half of 8th and the 9th century. On the basis of old and new research their fortification and building constructions, their development, their chronology, their political and social function and traditions are discussed. The Feldberg strongholds were tribal elite residences, instruments and symbols of power, but also constantly settled places, important elements of the settlement landscape and refuge places in dangerous times.
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Volume
63
Pages
149-173
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Felix Biermann, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Institute for Prehistory and Early History, Nikolausberger Weg 15, D-37073 Germany
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11PLAAAA10596
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bwmeta1.element.6663d3b4-3872-354e-86f3-0833cab6c346
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