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New Insights into a Romanesque Basilica Church in the Deserted Town of Corvey, Germany, Based on a High-Resolution GPR Survey

Joris Coolen, Mario Wallner, Tanja Trausmuth et Andreas König
p. 35-38

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– High-resolution GPR and magnetometry offer new insights into medieval Corvey.

– GPR survey allows for detailed reconstruction of Late Romanesque church.

– So-called Market Church possibly among oldest vaulted churches in Westphalia.

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The medieval town and abbey of Corvey
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The so-called Market Church

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Introduction

Located in a bend of the river Weser near Höxter in eastern Westphalia (Germany), Corvey is one of the largest abandoned medieval towns in Central Europe. Excavations led by Hans-Georg Stephan between the 1970s and early 2000s revealed stone-walled cellars, a paved road and remains of a large church with cemetery (Stephan, 2000). Despite his seminal work, the geography and development of the urban settlement are still poorly understood. Therefore, the archaeology department of the regional association of Westphalia-Lippe (LWL) and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro) initiated a high-resolution GPR and magnetometry surtentative parish church, which was partially excavated in 1988 (Coolen et al., 2020). Combining the results of the GPR survey with evidence from the excavation, we can reconstruct the building in great detail and draw further conclusions on its chronology and architectural context.

The medieval t...

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Joris Coolen, Mario Wallner, Tanja Trausmuth et Andreas König, « New Insights into a Romanesque Basilica Church in the Deserted Town of Corvey, Germany, Based on a High-Resolution GPR Survey »ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 35-38.

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Joris Coolen, Mario Wallner, Tanja Trausmuth et Andreas König, « New Insights into a Romanesque Basilica Church in the Deserted Town of Corvey, Germany, Based on a High-Resolution GPR Survey »ArcheoSciences [En ligne], 45-1 | 2021, mis en ligne le 16 août 2021, consulté le 24 septembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/8275 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.8275

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Auteurs

Joris Coolen

LWL-Archäologie für Westfalen, An den Speichern 7, 48157 Münster, Germany

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Mario Wallner

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

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Tanja Trausmuth

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Vienna, Austria

Andreas König

Stadtarchäologie Höxter, Stadtverwaltung, Westerbachstraße 45, 37671 Höxter, Germany

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Article L.111-1 du Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

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