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Research project

Százhalombatta Excavation Project

Lead researcher:
Research funder:
European Union

Project overview

The Bronze Age site of Százhalombatta is situated on the right bank of the Danube, 30km south of Budapest in Hungary. It is one of the largest temperate tell settlements from this period in Central Europe.

Excavation at the site, directed by Dr Magdolna Vicze (Hungarian National Museum), Professor Marie Louise Stig Sørensen (University of Cambridge), and Professor Joanna Sofaer (University of Southampton), is ongoing. Investigations are producing substantial new data revealing a detailed and hitherto unknown picture of Bronze Age life from 2000-1400BC.


Lead researcher

Professor Joanna Sofaer

Professor of Archaeology

Research interests

  • The role of heritage and the historic environment in wellbeing
  • The social value of archaeology 

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