(La Tène settlement in the Východoslovenská nížina lowland)
Author: Elena Miroššayová
Publication order reference: Elena Miroššayová, Archeologický ústav SAV, Oddelenie pre výskum východného Slovenska, Hrnčiarska 13, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2019, vol.: 23, number: Supplementum, pages: 237-253
Abstract: 84 sites (53 sett-lements, 9 burial grounds and grave finds, 2 depots of coins) are currently recorded from the Východoslovenská nížina lowland. The topic of this article is topography of La Tène settlements in the territory of the selected region. We follow from available information about collections from surface prospecting and rescue excavations. A more extensive investigation of settlement areas is absent. The partly examined settlement agglomeration in Zemplín is an exception. Presence of first Celts in the south of the Východoslovenská nížina lowland is documented by grave finds from stages LT B1 and LT B2. Their settlements are unknown. Since stage LT C1, the Celtic settlement is stabilized and the network of settlements develops in the central as well as southern parts of the Východoslovenská nížina lowland. The Celts’ advance northwards is documented by settlements along the Ondava, Laborec and Topľa rivers. In the late and final La Tène period (LT C2 – D), a settlement enclave is created on both banks of the Bodrog river, around the well organized settlement agglomeration with its central position in the village of Zemplín.
Keywords: EAST SLOVAKIA; VÝCHODOSLOVENSKÁ NÍŽINA LOWLAND; LA TÈNE PERIOD; SETTLEMENTS;