35th Anniversary of the Harris Matrix
International Conference on Archaeological Stratigraphy
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (Austria)
17th to 19th September 2008

Excursion Schwarzenbach & Carnuntum
September 19 2008

The excursion starts at 08:00 (8 am) and will end at about 23:00 (11 pm).
The fee for the excursion is € 30,-


© VIAS - Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science   Within the second century B.C. in Schwarzenbach/Lower Austria the celts built one of the biggest settlements of the Eastern Alpine region. Like many of the more important settlements of this time the one of Schwarzenbach was surrounded by a defensive wall built with wood, earth and stones.
The oppidum of Schwarzenbach extended over an area of about 15 hectares. It was defended by up to 10 m high walls, which still can be seen today as ramparts in the landscape. The hillfort also shows settlement structures dating to the Neolithic and the Bronze Age.

VIAS rebuilt parts of the La Tène settlement in situ as an open air museum, that bases on the results of the research of VIAS in Schwarzenbach. It gives insights in every day life of the late Iron Age.

We will visit the hillfort and the archaeological park, followed by lunch.


© APC - Archäologischer Park Carnuntum   The archaeological site of Carnuntum is located 45 km east of Vienna, close to the Slovakian border. As the Roman capital of the province Pannonia, Carnuntum was an important town during the first four centuries of the first millenium AD. Today, the archaeological remains are spread over an area of approximately 300 hectares within the modern communities of Bad Deutsch Altenburg and Petronell.

At the end of the 19th century excavations began and the Museum Carnuntinum was opened in 1904 in order to put Carnuntumís finds on public display. In 1996 the Archaeological Park Carnuntum was opened and the witnesses of the former civilian city and civilian settlement became accessible to a large public for the first time in 1500 years.

We will visit the museum and the archaeological park, followed by a reception.


Conference Main
Excursion Heldenberg
Excursion Hallstatt

The International Conference on Archaeological Stratigraphy is organized by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, VIAS - Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science, University of Vienna and the Bermuda Maritime Museum.

The conference is funded by the
Cultural Department of the Province of Lower Austria.