Jastorf culture

The expansion of the Germanic tribes 750 BC – AD 1 (after the Penguin Atlas of World History 1988):
   Settlements before 750 BC
   New settlements by 500 BC
   New settlements by 250 BC
   New settlements by AD 1
Early Iron Age:
     Nordic Bronze Age
     Jastorf culture
     Harpstedt-Nienburg group
     Celtic groups
     Pomeranian culture
     House Urns culture
     East Baltic culture
     West Baltic Cairns culture
     Milogrady culture
     Estonic group
Archeological cultures of Central Europe in the Late Pre-Roman Iron Age:
     Nordic group
     House Urns culture
     Oksywie culture
     late phase Jastorf culture
     Gubin group of Jastorf
     Przeworsk culture
     Western Balt culture
     Eastern Balt forest zone cultures
     Zarubintsy culture

The Jastorf culture was an Iron Age material culture in what are now southern Scandinavia and north Germany, spanning the 6th to 1st centuries BC, forming the southern part of the Pre-Roman Iron Age. The culture evolved out of the Nordic Bronze Age, through influence from the Halstatt culture farther south.

Periodization (middle European culture counterpart)

  • 7th century BC, Jastorf A (Hallstatt D)
  • 6th century BC, Jastorf B (La Tène A)
  • 400–350 BC, Jastorf C (La Tène B)
  • 350–120 BC, Ripdorf (La Tène C)
  • 120–1 BC, Seedorf (La Tène D)