- 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.
Origin of Hallstattan
Examples from the Web for hallstatt
Isehl is about ten or twelve miles below Hallstatt, in the valley of the Traun.Little Rivers
Henry van Dyke
These swords develop into the iron swords of the Hallstatt period, of which so far only one Irish example has been found.
The winged variety are probably the latest, as they have been found with iron swords of Hallstatt type on the Continent.
The Hallstatt and La Tne cultures are especially well represented.
The salt mine of Hallstatt, which is one of the oldest in existence, was rediscovered in the 14th century.
- 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 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.