The excavation project at Hascherkeller is part of a research strategy for investigation of the economics of an Early Iron Age settlement in central Europe, with special emphasis on study of the circulation and use of raw materials, finished products, and subsistence goods. The entire settlement will be excavated and both field and analytical techniques will emphasize determination of the character, locations, and associations of materials that bear on the economic activities of its inhabitants. Source areas from which materials came will be investigated. Analysis of locations within the settlement at which various substances are found will provide insight into the organization of resource management, trade, manufacturing, storage, and possible exportation of materials. The aim of this research is to gain a better understanding of the provisioning of Early Iron Age settlements with materials and foodstuffs and of the nature of interactions between communities in central Europe at the time. © 1979 Maney Publishing.