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  9. ceremonial sites
  10. Viereckschanzen
Scope note
During the Iron Age, settlements were the settings for ritual activities which included the making of special deposits. A series of rectangular ditched enclosures known as Viereckschanzen is concentrated in the temperate regions of central Europe. Many include deposits of iron weapons and tools in the ditches.
Accepted term: 27-May-2024