[ 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.


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Also Hall·stat·ti·an [hawl-stat-ee-uh n, hahl-shtaht-] /hɔlˈstæt i ən, hɑlˈʃtɑt-/, Hall·statt [hawl-stat, hahl-shtaht] /ˈhɔl stæt, ˈhɑl ʃtɑt/, Hall·stad·tan, Hall·stadt.

Origin of Hallstattan

1865–70; Hallstatt, village in central Austria where remains were found + -an
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Hallstattian (hælˈstætɪən)

/ (ˈhælstæt) /


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 for Hallstatt

C19: named after Hallstatt, Austrian village where remains were found
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