SLOVENSKÉ POVODIE IPĽA V DOBE HALŠTATSKEJ (STAV VÝSKUMU)
Slovak territory of the Ipeľ river basin in the Hallstatt Period (State of research)
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The article deals with the state of research of the Hallstatt period in the Slovak territory of the Ipeľ river basin. Despite numerous terrain activities which started as early as the 19th century and basically continue until now, our knowledge of the Hallstatt period in the Ipeľ region can be characterized as insufficient and our information on individual sites as scarce. However, we must emphasize the fact that none of the settlements or burial grounds used mostly in stages HC or HD has not been investigated in detail so far. The source base and the extent of its processing suggest certain differences in the cultural development as well as discontinuity of the settlement (between stages HC and HD). While there are connections with the inner Carpathian development (the Eastern Hallstatt Culture in the south-western part of Slovakia and in Transdanubia, surviving Urnfield Cultures in the south of central Slovakia) in the material from HC, finds of the Vekerzug Culture from HD suggest connections with the east and southeast. It will be possible to create a more complex picture of the Hallstatt period in this specific territory mainly on the basis of projects including extensive and interdisciplinary investigations.
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