New titles

about pile dwellings and World Heritage


"verstehen und vorausschauen"

The publication takes a look at underwater archaeology in times of climate change.

The fourth specialist report of the Zurich Office of Urban Planning sheds light on the effects of both man-made and natural changes in the environment and climate on cultural heritage.
Particular attention is paid to wetland archaeology as a multidisciplinary field of research.

However, the focus is also on contributions to technical and methodological innovations, current developments in the field.
Renowned researchers from Switzerland and abroad will have their say.

see the e-paper here


"Der Orkopf - eine Fundstelle auf der Landesgrenze. AiTG 20"

Siedlungsarchäologie im Alpenvorland XIV. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg (2020).

ISBN 978-3-905405-23-1

CHF 60.00 plus shipping costs

For more information to order or download the publication please follow this link

"Néolithique. Les villages de Chalain et Clairvaux, patrimoine de l'humanité"

Neolithique. Les villages de Chalain et Clairvaux, patrimoine de l'humanité. Musée de Lons-le-Saunier, 2021, 144 S.

The book „Neolithic. The World Heritage villages of Chalain and Clairvaux” documents the current exhibition of the same title, at the Museum of Lons-le-Saunier (Jura, France). The state of preservation at both pile dwelling sites is exceptional. In recognition of their international cultural value and the necessity of their preservation, they were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of 2011, as part of the “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps”. Both the book and the exhibition focus on the advancement and the quality of research that has taken place over the last fifty years.

The book is illustrated with over a hundred color images and is written for the general public.

Price: 19,00 €. Available at the counter of the Museums, or order by mail at


"La Préhistoire du Jura et l’Europe néolithique en 100 mots-clés"

Anne-Marie and Pierre Petréquin
La Préhistoire du Jura et l’Europe néolithique en 100 mots-clés. Besançon, Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté / Gray, Centre de recherche archéologique de la vallée de l’Ain, 2021, 3 tomes : 1942 p. (PUFC, n°
1500 ; collection « Les cahiers de la MSHE Ledoux », n° 44).

After more than fifty years of archaeological research, forty of them on Chalain and Clairvaux – two sites of the UNESCO World Heritage “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” – Pierre Pétrequin und Anne-Marie Pétrequin offer a new perspective on the rise of the first agricultural communities in the Jura Mountains and the Saône Valley, between 5300 BC und 2100 BC. Based on the artifacts and the tools that were recovered, the two Neolithic specialists investigate various interpretations of their possible social and spiritual contexts, and of the lifeways of Neolithic populations. The discussion extends over three volumes with rich images, a glossary of a hundred keywords, and a presentation of some exceptional pile dwelling sites.

Prices for three Volumes : 133,00 € + Shipping

Librairie archéologique
CS 50090, 1 rue des Artisans,
21803 Quétigny cedex,
Reference: 53544

Tel. 03 80 48 98 60


"Les sites palafittiques de Savoie et Haute-Savoie inscrits au patrimoine mondial de l’unesco"

Karim Gernigon, Gilles Soubigou, Fanny Granier, Yves Billaud

The new publication by DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes presents the prehistoric settlements along the shores of alpine lakes in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie Regions. It celebrates the ten-year jubilee of the inscription of the “Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps” into the UNESCO World Heritage List and documents the two years of the recent French presidency of the International Coordination Group (ICG) that manages and monitors the 111 monuments that were included in the list. This is the first monograph about the pile dwelling sites along the shores of Lake Genève, Lake d’Annecy, and Lake d’Aigueblette, and it was written for the general public.

For more information and download click here


"Seeufer: Wellen - Erosion - Schutz - Renaturierung"

Hilmar Hofmann und Wolfgang Ostendorp

Research project "HyMoBioStrategie" at the University of Konstanz publishes recommendations for action for responsible bodies in practice.
More information on this multi-year and international research project can be found here .
The resulting handbook can be downloaded free of charge from the University of Konstanz

"Prehistoric pile dwelling around the Alps, in “Treasures of Italy and UNESCO”, ed. SAGEP, 2018"

The guide has been organized as a light tool to
know the structure of the UNESCO site made
up of 111 elements, the other countries
(Switzerland-proponent state, Austria, France,
Germany and Slovenia) and above all the 19
Italian pile dwellings, spread in Piedmont (2),
Lombardy (10), Trentino Alto Adige (2), Veneto
(4) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (1).

"Steinzeit im Parkhaus"

Niels Bleicher
Preis: 39,90 CHF (zzgl. Versandkosten)
160 Seiten, 100 Abbildungen
erschienen und bestellbar beim Verlag NZZ Libro


"Aus den Tiefen der Zeit - Vom Leben in den Pfahlbaudörfern in Hitzkirch-Seematt am Baldeggersee, Luzern"

Ebbe Nielsen
Preis: 38 CHF (zzgl. Versandkosten)
92 Seiten, 59 farbige und 20 s/w Abbildungen
4 Karten und 75 Strichzeichnungen
erschienen und bestellbar beim Verlag kauf+lies