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Hallstattan

[hawl-stat-n, hahl-shtaht-n] /hɔlˈstæt n, hɑlˈʃtɑt n/
adjective
1.
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),
Hallstatt
[hawl-stat, hahl-shtaht] /ˈhɔl stæt, ˈhɑl ʃtɑt/ (Show IPA),
Hallstadtan, Hallstadt.
Compare La Tène (def 1).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; Hallstatt, village in central Austria where remains were found + -an
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