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Field name
Site: Meran / Merano [from first object]
Coordinates: 46° 40' 33.60" N, 11° 9' 50.40" E [from first object]
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  • According to Torggler-Wöß and Lunz the findspot Hochbühel belongs to Meran / Merano (cp. e.g. Torggler-Wöß 1953: 412; Lunz 1974: 191–193). Lunz states the position: N.L. 46°40'33" (cp. Lunz 1974: 191). The attribution to Tirol / Tirolo traces back to an indication related to BZ-1 potsherd resp. BZ-1, given by Schumacher (cp. Schumacher 2004: 178).
  • The Hochbühel is 514 m a.s.l. and 200 m above the Etsch valley bottom (cp. Lunz 1974: 191).
  • Between the valleys of Etsch (Italian: Adige) and Passer (Italian: Passirio), in the north of Meran / Merano the mount Segenbühel (Italian: Monte San Benedetto), also known as Küchelberg, is situated towards Tirol / Tirolo. The southern foothills are called Hochbühel or Küchelberger Hochbühel.
  • The first discoveries executed at the end of the 19th century trace back to Fridolin Plant who started an excavation there 1886. The excavations were continued from 1890 to 1891 by Franz Tappeiner. In accord to the study by Torggler-Wöß it could be verified that the findings from Hochbühel must be related to a burial ground which dates to the Late Iron Age (cp. Torggler-Wöß 1953: 414). The bronze findings from Hochbühel prove a dating to the transition from the Early Iron Age to first half of the Late Iron Age, therefore from the end of the Early Iron Age to La Tène A as well as La Tène B (cp. Lunz 1974: 193).
  • Cp. Torggler-Wöß 1953: 412–415 as well as Lunz 1974: 191–193.