The bullenheimer berg is interesting. Over the millennia, it has been populated again and again. At least 19 rich treasure troves were discovered in the late 1970s to late 1980s by explorers, some of which were illegally sold into the art trade, such as the famous treasure trove with the gold ornament.
Other treasure troves were excavated in cooperation with private collectors and the responsible monument authority, such as the magnificent phaler depot, which was the reason for several years of excavations on the mountain plateau in 1981. Excavations by wurzburg researchers took place in 1981, 1983 and 1988.
A special exhibition in the kirchenburgmuseum in monchsondheim, which runs from today until 17. The exhibition, which will be shown in july, offers fascinating insights into the current field research of the university of wurzburg on the bullenheimer berg, which spans the counties of kitzingen and neustadt a. D. Aisch-bad windsheim draws.
The documentation presents in an understandable way modern methods and techniques of archaeology, with which the prehistory of our region is investigated at present. In addition to methods of remote sensing and geophysics, there are also many scientific material analyses of finds from the bullenheimer berg.
In 2010 the chair of prehistoric and early historic archaeology started new fieldwork, cooperating closely with the archaological network kitzinger land, an association of amateurs under the direction of the municipal museum of kitzingen. The direction have professor dr. Frank falkenstein and professor dr. Heidi peter-rocher.
First, an airborne laser scan, a highly precise scan of the mountain, was made from a helicopter. Results from these investigations are shown in the iphof district of monchsondheim. "Our documentation is intended as a traveling exhibition in the region of kitzinger land to inform about the methods and initial results of the research project and to solicit acceptance for the archaeological project among the inhabitants of the district", says professor falkenstein.
The exhibition now on display in monchsondheim, in the shadow of bullenheimer berge, will be supplemented by a richly illustrated accompanying booklet, in which young scientists in particular will have their say, presenting their most recent research to an interested lay public. In addition to the current field research, the urnfield period hoard finds from the 9. Century v. Chr. From the bullenheim hill the object of scientific study of the wurzburg archaeologists.
Parallel to the exhibition in monchsondheim, a grave find from the urnfield period discovered by a probe walker in 1987 and recovered by the state office for the preservation of historical monuments is presented to the public for the first time in the municipal museum in kitzingen. "The find, which has been kept in the museum of kitzingen for a long time, not only represents the only known grave from the urnfield period from the bullenheimer berg, but with its rich bronze decoration it also constitutes a "ratselhaften befund", sums up stephanie nomayo, director of the municipal museum of kitzingen. The fascinating methods and results show the amazing possibilities of modern archaeology. However, it is also clear that research in the 30-hectare hollow settlement is still in its infancy. It will take years of intensive archaeological fieldwork before reliable data on settlement, economy and religion in the bronze and urnfield periods (ca. 1600 to 800 bc) are available. Chr.) can be met. Researchers are confident that they will unlock many more secrets from bullenheimer berg.