Paul Reinecke


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(1872–1958) [Bi]

German prehistorian whose periodization of the Euro pean Bronze and Iron Ages published between 1902 and 1911 still provides the basic classificatory schemes for a substantial body of material. Largely on the basis of typology, he divided the early and middle Bronze Age into four: Reinecke A to D. He also recognized the essential continuity of the late Bronze Age through into the Iron Age of central Europe and applied the term Hallstatt to this period. The Hallstatt was likewise subdivided into four phases, A to D. Subsequent revisions to the essential sequence now suggest a degree of overlap between Reinecke D and Hallstatt A.


Revue Archéologique de L’est et du Centre‐est, 10 (1959), 160–64

Subjects: Archaeology.

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