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Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps

Laténium

LAKE DWELLINGS FROM THE BRONZE TO THE NEOLITHIC AGE

A remarkable concentration of pile-dwelling sites has been identified on the shores of Lakes Bienne, Morat and Neuchâtel. Since the earliest discoveries in the 19th century, intensive archaeological research has been carried out in the region. Many of the pile-dwelling sites uncovered have now become reference sites for European prehistoric research.

The collections on display at the Laténium, the reconstructed pile dwellings in the Archaeological Park and the scientific examinations carried out here have made our museum one of the main centres of research for the enhancement and safeguarding of this archaeological heritage that is of global importance.

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