Sutz-Lattrigen facts for kids
Aerial view of Sutz and Lattrigen villages
|• Total||3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||450 m (1,480 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||389/km2 (1,010/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Bellmund, Hermrigen, Ipsach, Mörigen, Tüscherz-Alfermée, Twann|
Heritage sites of national significance
The Neolithic / Bronze Age lake-side settlement of Sutz-Lattrigen–Rütte and the Von Rütte-Gut are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance.
World heritage site
The Sutz-Lattrigen–Rütte, named after the nearby von Rütte estate, was occupied during the final neolithic period and contains the remains of several settlements and artifacts from the rise of the Corded Ware culture. There are only a few Corded Ware culture sites in Europe and all the known settlements are in Switzerland. Additionally, the only western Swiss lakeside bell beaker pottery was found at the site.
The first village at the site has been dendrochronologically dated to 2763-2746 BC, but very little is known about it. The next settlement of 12 houses, was dated to 2736-2688 BC and 2627 BC. This settlement was destroyed in a fire in 2704 BC and at least 12 new houses were built immediately there after.
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