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[hawl-stat-n, hahl-shtaht-n] /hɔlˈstæt n, hɑlˈʃtɑt n/
adjective, Archaeology.
of, relating to, or belonging to a variously dated early period of Iron Age culture in Europe, characterized by the use of bronze, the introduction of iron, and by artistic work in pottery, jewelry, etc.
Also, Hallstattian
[hawl-stat-ee-uh n, hahl-shtaht-] /hɔlˈstæt i ən, hɑlˈʃtɑt-/ (Show IPA),
[hawl-stat, hahl-shtaht] /ˈhɔl stæt, ˈhɑl ʃtɑt/ (Show IPA),
Hallstadtan, Hallstadt.
Compare La Tène (def 1).
Origin of Hallstattan
1865-70; Hallstatt, village in central Austria where remains were found + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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of or relating to a late Bronze Age culture extending from central Europe to Britain and lasting from the 9th to the 5th century bc, characterized by distinctive burial customs, bronze and iron tools, etc
Word Origin
C19: named after Hallstatt, Austrian village where remains were found
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Word Origin and History for hallstatt


1866, Iron Age civilization of Europe, from the name of a village in Upper Austria, where implements from this period were found. The Germanic name is literally "place of salt," in reference to ancient salt mines there, which preserved the bodies of the original miners.

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