Interdisziplinäre Erforschung einer spätmittelalterlichen Stadtwüstung im Ermland (Nordostpolen)

Felix Biermann , Christofer Herrmann , Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz


Castle and town of Alt-Wartenburg (Barczewko, voivodeship Warmia and Masuria, North-Eastern Poland) were founded in the 1320s by the bishop of Ermland in the province of Galinden, as a military outpost and urban centre in the colonisation of so-called “Great Wilderness”. Nevertheless, in 1354 the town was destroyed by Lithuanian troops and renewed later at another place. The place of the first foundation remained deserted and preserves the relics of a town in the Prussian lands, existing hardly three decades. The site was investigated interdisciplinary within the scope of a Polish-German research project from 2013–2015, providing comprehensive insights into the foundation and structure of the town, the fortification, house building, infrastructure as well as the economic and living conditions of the inhabitants. This paper gives an overview to the results and discusses them in their historical context, at the same time as a contribution to the understanding of the medieval urbanization processes in the East-Central Europe.
Author Felix Biermann
Felix Biermann,,
, Christofer Herrmann (FH / IAH)
Christofer Herrmann,,
- Institute of Art History
, Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz (FH / IAiE)
Arkadiusz Koperkiewicz,,
- Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii
Other language title versionsInterdisciplinary research in a late medieval deserted town in Ermland (North-Eastern Poland)
Journal seriesZeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters, ISSN 0340-0824, (C 10 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets1.65
ASJC Classification3302 Archaeology; 1204 Archaeology
Languagede niemiecki
Score (nominal)10
ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 10.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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