Monday, November 4, 2013

AUSTRIA / FRANCE / GERMANY / ITALY / SLOVENIA / SWITZERLAND - Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

"This serial property of 111 small individual sites encompasses the remains of prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements in and around the Alps built from around 5000 to 500 B.C. on the edges of lakes, rivers or wetlands. Excavations, only conducted in some of the sites, have yielded evidence that provides insight into life in prehistoric times during the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Alpine Europe and the way communities interacted with their environment. Fifty-six of the sites are located in Switzerland. The settlements are a unique group of exceptionally well-preserved and culturally rich archaeological sites, which constitute one of the most important sources for the study of early agrarian societies in the region." -

Postcard 1: From Germany

A card from my thoughtful Tita Langging now residing in Germany.
Thank you so much Tita for this wonderful surprise!
I love you and I miss you! Hope to see you soon!

Postcard 2: From Austria

"Some of the Prehistoric Pile Dwellings of the Alps were found under water in the lake and they are still there...", shares Sarah.
Thank you so much Sarah for this wonderful card! 
So happy because this completes my Austrian UNESCO Sites postcards!

Postcard 3: From Italy

I surely like this, Sabine! "Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps"
from Lake Ledro in North Italy... Thanks much for sharing with me!

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