Sporen van ijzertijdbewoning in de terpzool van Wommels-Stapert (Friesland)
In the summer of 1994 amateur archaeologists salvaged a number of fairly complete Iron Age pots from the subsoil of the former terp Stapert, near Wommels. Further investigation by the Groningen Institute for Archaeology resulted in more pottery finds, most of them dating from the Early and Middle Iron Age. Some groundplans of buildings and granaries belong to the Flachsiedlungs phase of the terp. A munber of pots stood upright in pits, which could mean that they were deposited on purpose. The oldest well contained a fragment of a post that, according to wiggle-matching of the 14C dates, probably was used around the middle of the 7th century BC. Some pottery indicates that in Stapert the oldest colonization phase of the Dutch marsh area is represented.