Thayngen | Weier I-III
Three settlement phases from the Pfyn Culture were identified at this site. The bog settlement consisted of c. 20 houses which were enclosed bya palisade and accommodated between 80 and 120 inhabitants. Most notably, the finds assemblage included particularly well-preserved ceramic vessels, worked wooden objects and a copper axeattesting to early metal working. The archaeological layers areregularly monitored for signs of desiccation in order to preventdestruction of the finds and architectural components made oforganic materials that remain on site.
“Pile Dwellings in Switzerland” 2017 © GSK
3822–3761 B.C. (Weier I), 3722–3715 B.C. (Weier II) and 3584 B.C.(Weier III).
North of the High Rhine in a valley basin
Size of the site 0,48 ha / approx. a half soccer pitch
Size of the bufferzone 3,44 ha / approx. 5 soccer pitches
Special Features & Highlights
Information panel and telescope with visualisation of a pile dwelling.
Monitoring and mediation (local association "Steinzeit aktiv").
Pile Dwellings up close
You see nothing but a field. Individual tours around the clock. A reconstructed pile dwelling is located nearby.
A selection of finds is on display in the permanent exhibition of the Museum zu Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen.
Museum zu Allerheiligen
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