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Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

The Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps are the remains of prehistoric settlements in the lakes and moors around the Alps. The World Heritage Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps consists of 111 locations spread over six countries around the Alps: Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland and Italy. The prehistoric pile dwellings, also known as stilt houses or palafittes, were built between 5000 and 500 BC. The remains of these prehistoric pile dwellings provide a lively insight into the lives of the early agricultural societies and the development of ancient farming techniques in the Alpine region. Due to the rising water level most of the remains of the prehistoric wooden pile dwellings are not visible, today they only can be found underwater. Pile Dwelling Museums houses collections of objects found by archaeologists during their research, the objects mainly include pottery and tools, they fell into the lakes during the prehistoric daily life or when the wooden pile dwellings collapsed over the course of time. Some locations of the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps: The Islet of Virginia on Lake Varese in Italy, Mondsee Lake in Austria and in the city Unteruhldingen on Lake Constance (German: Bodensee). The Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2011. World Heritage Art: Palafitte

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Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps - The Islet of Virginia is one of the locations of the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps in Italy. Excavations in the 19th...

The Islet of Virginia is one of the locations of the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps in Italy. Excavations in the 19th century revealed the remains of prehistoric pile dwellings on the Islet of Virginia. The islet is situated on Lake Varese and is part of the Italian municipality of Biandronno. On the Islet of Virginia is a small museum and an outdoor didactic path, only open on weekends. The Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2011.

  1. Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps - The Islet of Virginia is one of the locations of the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps in Italy. Excavations in the 19th...

    The Islet of Virginia is one of the locations of the prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps in Italy. Excavations in the 19th century revealed the remains of prehistoric pile dwellings on the Islet of Virginia. The islet is situated on Lake Varese and is part of the Italian municipality of Biandronno. On the Islet of Virginia is a small museum and an outdoor didactic path, only open on weekends. The Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2011.

  2. Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps - Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps: A pile dwelling situated in the Pfahlbaumuseum in Unteruhldingen on Lake Constance...

    Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps: A pile dwelling situated in the Pfahlbaumuseum in Unteruhldingen on Lake Constance in Germany. The prehistoric pile dwellings are the remains of prehistoric settlements in the lakes and moors around the Alps, dating from the period 4000 BC to 850 BC. The UNESCO World Heritage Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps consists of 111 locations spread over six countries.