Henauhof and the Federsee in the Regional Landscape

  • Michael A. Jochim
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


The fieldwork at Henauhof Nordwest was originally motivated by two main goals. At the more general level, the research was designed to investigate the role of the Federsee in the Mesolithic land use patterns in southwestern Germany. The abundant surface finds around the former shores of this lake testify to the importance of this region in the settlement system, and the differences in habitat and site type in comparison to the sites of the Danube and its tributaries —lakeshore versus river valley, open-air versus cave or rocksheiter—offered the potential of considerable differences in activities among the sites. The lack of well-published excavations and, more generally, of organic finds, however, limited our knowledge of the nature of activities performed there. Consequently, work was focused on the waterlogged peat deposits along the former shores, with the hope that such a good preservational context would provide the desired information.


Early Fall Black Grouse Regional Landscape Shelter Site Small Game 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Jochim
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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