Hallstatt

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adjective Hall·statt \ˈhȯl-ˌstat; ˈhäl-ˌshtät, -ˌstät\
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Hallstadt

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Definition of Hallstatt

  1. :  of or relating to the earlier period of the Iron Age in Europe

Origin and Etymology of hallstatt

Hallstatt, Austria


First Known Use: 1899


Hallstatt

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geographical name Hall·statt \ˈhȯl-ˌstat, ˈhäl-ˌshtät\

Definition of Hallstatt

  1. village in west central Austria on the shore of Hallstätter Lake\ˈhȯl-ˌste-tər, ˈhäl-ˌshte-\ play Archaeological excavations of a nearby burial site which was discovered in 1846 yielded some human bodies and artifacts dating from the late Bronze Age and the early Iron Age. The Hallstatt culture of central and western Europe which is represented by the artifacts takes its name from the village.


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