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Research project: SAX project: Százhalombatta archaeological expedition, Százhalombatta, Hungary - Dormant - Dormant

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The site of Százhalombatta is an important Middle Bronze Age Vatya tell settlement on the River Danube. Excavation at the site is part of the major international research project 'Emergence of European Communities: Household Settlement and Territory in Later Prehistory' co-ordinated by Prof Kristian Kristiansen of Göteborg University, Sweden.

The Emergence of European Communities project is a comparative exploration of the formation of Bronze Age communities in Europe represented by case studies in three major regions, the Mediterranean (Monte Polizzo, Sicily), Central Europe (Százhalombatta, Hungary), and Northern Europe (Tanum, Sweden). Institutions participating in the SAX project include the 'Matrica' Museum, Százhalombatta, Hungary (Dr lldiko Poroszlai, and Magdolna Vicze), University of Southampton (Dr Joanna Sofaer), University of Cambridge (Dr Marie Louise Sørensen), Göteborg University, Sweden (Kristian Kristiansen), and the Swedish Survey. The site has so far yielded an enormous number of architectural features and objects and is part of a rich archaeological landscape. Close to the site is the archaeological park run by the Matrica Museum.

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