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Reconstruction/building an iron age house

Date: 
Monday, 25 August, 2014 to Saturday, 23 May, 2015
Organised by: 
Responsible: 
Hein Klompmaker
Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 
12.000

From summer till winter 2014 there has been built a prehistoric house from the Iron age in the prehistoric park of the Hunebedcentrum in Borger. The original remains were found during the excavations on the Hondsrug, the same region as where the Hunebedcentrum is located. The type of house plan is named Noordbarge, after its first finding in the village Noordbarge.
At this moment we are still busy working on the iron age building to make the walls together with visitors, school classes and volunteers.

The prehistoric house is used from October 2014 as an outdoor school class room and for education for the public. In the future it is planned to use it for workshops, for staff exchanges, experimental actions and to add more infrastructure, tools, pottery, interior and raw materials. For the Hunebedcentrum it is important to show the daily life in the Iron age to all visitors. The main goal is to show that in this period the society changed in a more complex society with a difference in status and wealth. This is less obvious then during the earlier Bronze age.

The building was built by the company Archeo-Serwis under the guidance of the director Archeo-Serwis: Bert van Valburg and Hein Klompmaker, director Hunebedcentrum.

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Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge
Building prehistoric house Noordbarge