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Last terrapins – first turkeys – humans out of place

over-reacting butchers? long bone fragments of cattle, repeatedly split for reasons unknown

500 years of building history mirrored by rubble layers, artefacts, bones and documents

It started with a rescue excavation of a few weeks in 2004, when the centre of the Nationalpark Donauauen was established in one of the most unique of our Renaissance castles; 17 years later, and coordinated by Nikolaus Hofer from the  Federal Monuments Authority Austria, a team of historians, art historians, archaeologists, stratigraphers and osteologists together assemble a colourful picture, mutually benefitting from each others results; for the first time in Austria, the history of a monumental building could be traced over such a long period – inderdisciplinarity more than an out-dated phrase