With Smartphones to Prehistory

25 February 2020
Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

In the Early Iron Age (800-400 BC) the salt mines of Hallstatt produced one of the most important resources of the time – salt. Despite its remoteness, the community in Hallstatt was not isolated, but was in the middle of a wide network of prehistoric communities that lived west and east of the Alps. Two major centers emerged – Falkenberg near Judenburg and Burgstallkogel near Großklein, along the eastern way from the Alps to Pannonian plane. These hilltop settlements, with huge tumulus cemeteries, dominated the landscape, used the resources, especially iron, and controlled the trade. Imported objects in the richest graves confirm the far-reaching connections of these elites.


12:00 -13:00
Hans Reschreiter and Marko Mele
Introduction on digital Archaeology in Hallstatt and Großklein

13:00 - 16:30
1) VR on Hallstatt mines (EU-Project VirtualArch)
2) Digital tools of the Iron-Age-Danube project

16:30 - 17:00
Presentation of the Iron-Age-Danube Transnational Route

Authors: Mag. Hans Reschreiter and Dr. Marko Mele

Visualisation of the Bronze Age Mine, 1100 BC.
I. Slamar, J. Prenner/Scenomedia; H. Reschreiter, D. Brandner/NHM Wien; Salzwelten GmbH