"The results of the excavations at Bettelbühl also shed completely new light on the history and development of the Heuneburg itself. Previously, only elite burials that had been obviously looted were known from the period of the mud-brick wall—i.e. the first half of the sixth century BC—in the area around the Heuneburg (Kurz & Schiek 2002: 35). The mud-brick architecture here seemed strangely isolated: Mediterranean imports from the settlement are all of a later date from the second half of the sixth century (Kimmig 2000). The finds from the woman's and child's graves from Bettelbühl now demonstrate that the Mediterranean mud-brick architecture is only one indicator of the importance of the Heuneburg in the continental exchange of raw materials, goods, information and services across the Alps and beyond. It seems that, in the early sixth century, masterbuilders acquainted with masonry and mud-brick architecture were not the only craftspeople with knowledge of distant techniques working on the Heuneburg. The gold filigree objects, the amber fibulae and the horse's chamfron each demonstrate much closer connections with the area to the south of the Alps than was previously realised".