Hallstattan

Hallstattan

[hawl-stat-n, hahl-shtaht-n]
adjective
of, pertaining 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-uhn, hahl-shtaht-] , Hallstatt [hawl-stat, hahl-shtaht] , Hallstadtan, Hallstadt.
Compare La Tène ( def 1 ).


Origin:
1865–70; Hallstatt, village in central Austria where remains were found + -an

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