EEN PRIJSWINNEND LOT IN DE 'VIJFDE VERLOTING': EEN BRONSTIJDERF ONTDEKT IN RODEN (DR.)
During road construction in 1992, Bronze Age settlement remains appeared at Roden. A one-day systematic excavation led to the discovery of a complete Middle Bronze Age farmstead. A byreless main building, 24 m long, was accompanied by the bee-hive shaped plan of a cattle shed and a few granaries. The building complex represents an early form of spatial organization of the Middle Bronze Age farmstead, showing different functions assigned to separate buildings. The byreless main buildings of the type discovered at Roden, labelled as Angelsloo type, preceed the well-known farmhouses of Emmerhout type, in which the two functions of dwelling and byre are combined.