[hawl-stat-n, hahl-shtaht-n]
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 ).

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

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Hallstatt or Hallstattian (ˈhælstæt, hælˈstætɪən)
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
[C19: named after Hallstatt, Austrian village where remains were found]
Hallstattian or Hallstattian
[C19: named after Hallstatt, Austrian village where remains were found]

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