In 1979-83 a settlement of the Roman Iron Age and the Migration Period was excavated by G. Wegner from Landesmuseum Oldenburg at Ochsenbergs Heath near Wildeshausen. This revealed at least two farmsteads with triple-aisled longhouses, wells, outbuildings, and several hearths. The great significance of the settlement consists both in its situation at the juncture between the Rhine-Weser-Germanic pottery tradition and that of the North Sea coastal region and in the composition of its rich find material. Thanks to the seriation of local pottery variants and decorations, it has been possible to establish a fine chronological classification into five phases of some 100 years each. Apart from this, there is plenty of imported and wheel-thrown ceramics, metal and glass objects, pottery and stone implements as well as production waste of different craft activities. They have been analysed typologically, chronologically, functionally, and with regard to long-distance contacts. Of special importance for the latter are a 5th / 6th-century window urn probably connected to feasting and a [provincial] Roman fingerring with the Latin inscription L A R that had been deposited as a building sacrifice.