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  Estonian Journal of Archaeology

ISSN 1736-7484 (electronic)  ISSN 1406-2933 (print)

Published since 1997

Estonian Journal of Archaeology

ISSN 1736-7484 (electronic)  ISSN 1406-2933 (print)

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HILLTOP SITE AT VÕNNUMÄGI; pp. 148–167

(Full article in PDF format) doi: 10.3176/arch.2012.supv1.08


Authors

Valter Lang, Margot Laneman

Abstract

The article highlights the site on the hillock called Võnnumägi less than 1 km from the fort of Keava, which was discovered and excavated within the Keava project. In view of the fact that one end of the hill was cut off with a prominent rampart, the site can be classified as promontory fort; other sides of the enclosed area were without fortifications. Unlike in typical hill forts, there was no definite occupation layer in the compound. A few potsherds and radiocarbon dates prove that the site belongs to the Early Pre-Roman Iron Age. Among the known hill sites of the time, Võnnumägi is standing out as the only one having a substantial earthwork barrier, whereas the rest of the sites have had some wooden defences or had no artificial fortifications. The function of the site is still disputable.



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