Pronunciation: (hôl-stat'n, häl-shtät'n),[key] —adj. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a variously dated early period of Iron Age culture in Europe, characterized by the use of bronze, the introduction of iron, and by artistic work in pottery, jewelry, etc. Also,Hall•stat•ti•anPronunciation: (hôl-stat'ē-un, häl-shtät'-),[key]Hall•stattPronunciation: (hôl'stat, häl'shtät),[key]Hall•stad'tan, Hall'stadt". Cf. La Tène (def. 1).