Sites & cities that bear the name of Seegubel


Today in : Switzerland
First trace of activity : ca. 4,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 15th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Rapperswil-Jona/Hombrechtikon–Feldbach

Description : Rapperswil-Jona/Hombrechtikon–Feldbach or commonly Seegubel is one of the 111 serial sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps, of which are 56 located in Switzerland. Distinctive house plans and a cultural layer dating from the middle phase of the Corded Ware period, is of particular importance in that multi-phase settlement, commonly named Seegubel. The evidence of a settlement from the transitional phase between the Early and Middle Bronze Ages, is another interesting aspect of the site, yielded a date of 1490 BC, which is very late within the Early Bronze Age pile-dwelling period. The dates refer to the same period as the transport routes across the lake from Rosshorn in Hurden and the slightly post-date neighbouring island settlement in Rapperswil. Finds Highly remarkable are the remains of the stone axe production from the 4th to 3rd millennium BC, including tees, pieces with saw wafers, semi-finished products and finished blades, which show the manufacturing processes. The most common materials include green rocks, serpentinites and flint also for knives and arrowheads.

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