Firdgum-village (Data collection)



The motivation for the archaeological research at Firdgum, in the present-day province of Friesland (the Netherlands), was threefold. In the first place, there is a scientific interest in the relationship between habitation and landscape in a former salt-marsh area. In the case of Firdgum, the research location on one the northernmost salt-marsh ridges of Westergo is of special interest. The research at Firdgum forms an important addition to earlier excavations of terp sites at Wijnaldum-Tjitsma, Djongum-Heringa, Peins-Oost and Achlum within the same part of Friesland located on more southern salt-marsh ridges.
Date made available7-Mar-2022
PublisherGIA (Groninger Instituut voor Archeologie)
Date of data production1919 - 1920
Geographical coverageFirdgum, Friesland, The Netherlands

Keywords on Datasets

  • Settlement mound
  • Terp-section research
  • Spatial/chronological development
  • Erosion and bioturbation
  • Micromorphology
  • Roman Period
  • Medieval Period, Early
  • Medieval Period, Late
  • Rijksmonument 46210
  • Firdgum

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