5500 - 2200 B.C.

Die Jungsteinzeit ist die Epoche der Menschheitsgeschichte, die den Beginn des Überganges von Jägern und Sammlern hin zu sesshaften landwirtschaftenden Menschen kennzeichnet.


Living in the Neolithic Age

People have settled and are no longer living as nomads. For shelter, they have founded small colonies protected by wooden palisades, where they are living with their livestock in so-called longhouses.


People are no longer mere hunters and gatherers, but also make a living with farming...


... and fishing.


The settlers are mostly self-sufficient, but they also begin to trade. They seek contact to other people and clans to barter goods which are not needed for self provision. Metals, furs, and decorative pearls are popular trading goods. There are larger commercial routes all across Europe.


In case they offend against the interests of the community, delinquent members are being sent across the ford into the impenetrable virgin forests. With this banishment they are exposed without any shelter, and therefore left vulnerable to certain death.


Deceased members of the community are being buried, for example in cists.

The Forest

The woods are virgin forests which cannot be utilized by mankind, yet, and which are considered dangerous.

The Fortress

When people are confronted with threats from another tribe or clan, they seek protection in their fortress built from palisades on the crest of a nearby hill. It also serves as a pagan place of worship, and has an opening to the East and West. Already, people have some knowledge of natural processes and the seasons. They observe the course of the stars and the sun.