Iron Age Experience
The project Monumentalised Early Iron Age Landscapes in the Danube river basin, abbreviated as Iron-Age-Danube, is part of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) of the European Union. It focuses on the monumental archaeological landscapes of the Early Iron Age, characterised, for example, by fortified hilltop settlements and large tumulus cemeteries, from the era between roughly the 9th–4th centuries BC, corresponding to the Hallstatt period.
The project involves a partnership between twenty institutions from Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia, which also have the necessary expertise in archaeological heritage management and cultural tourism. It builds on a shared vision of and joint approaches to researching, managing and protecting complex (pre)historic landscapes and their integration into sustainable tourism.
As part of the project, a new communication format was introduced in the Danube region: International Archaeological Camps in eight micro-regions. These camps offered a unique mode of combining research with public interest in archaeological heritage and scientific research. During the camps organised in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary, several educational workshops and museum programmes focusing on experimental archaeology were developed and tested, particularly with the younger generation, in museums, archaeological parks and local schools.
The reactions of the pupils and teachers to these events have been very positive. This is why we have decided to briefly describe some of the workshops in this booklet for further use in schools and museums.
Published by: Archaeolingua for the Iron-Age-Danube partners FOR THE PUBLISHER Erzsébet Jerem
Editor: Daniel Modl
Revised english text: Magdalena Seleanu
Copy editor: Zsuzsanna Renner
Typesetting: Rita Kovács
Cover design: Móni Kaszta
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Archaeology for kids at the Art Kamp 2018 (Lent Festival) in Maribor (Slovenia). Photo: University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Metal casting workshop at the Archaeology Camp Austria in Strettweg 2017. Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/D. Modl
The Iron-Age-Danube project is implemented under the Danube Transnational Programme (DTP), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and co-funded by Hungary. | ERDF: 2169200, DTP-1-1-248-2.2