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The Prehistoric Archaeological Study Collection

The study collection of prehistoric finds is used for educational and study purposes. It currently consists of 687 inventoried objects. The objects are either property of the Institute obtained through purchase, donations or permanent loans. The study collection is not thematically or chronologically classified and consists of finds from the Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Metal Ages, Roman Period, and Middle Ages. The collection includes original lithic artefacts, ceramics, bone and antler objects as well as some replicas. Objects in the study collection are recorded in an inventory register and an image database, which is used during courses as illustrative material.

The study collection is not open to the public.

Some examples from the collection:

Fig. 1: Razor of the Urnfield culture
Fig. 1: Razor of the Urnfield culture

Fig. 2: Neolithic silex dagger

Fig. 3: Terra Sigillata

Fig. 4: Ceramic of the Rössen culture

Fig. 5: Chalcolithic ceramics

Fig. 6: Bronze axe

Fig. 7: Neolithic axes

Fig. 8: Fibula of the Halstatt culture