Paul Reinecke

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Paul Reinecke
Born Paul Heinrich Adalbert Reinecke
September 25, 1872
Died May 12, 1958
Nationality Germany
Occupation prehistorian, archaeologist

Paul Heinrich Adalbert Reinecke (September 25, 1872 – May 12, 1958) was a German prehistorian and archaeologist.[1][2][3]

Reinecke was born in Berlin. He worked at the Romano-Germanic Central Museum and later at the Bavarian State Office for Monument Protection. Until his death in 1958, he worked on almost all periods of European prehistory and early history, in particular on the chronology of the European Bronze Age and Iron Age.[4] The names Michelsberg culture (1908) and the Altheim culture (1915) as well as the periodization of the Hallstatt culture go back to him. In 1953 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Reinecke died in Herrsching.


  1. ^ A. F. Harding (18 May 2000). European Societies in the Bronze Age. Cambridge University Press. pp. 10–11. ISBN 978-0-521-36729-5. 
  2. ^ Andrew Jones (10 November 2008). Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice. John Wiley & Sons. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4051-2597-0. 
  3. ^ Suzanne L. Marchand (January 2003). Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970. Princeton University Press. p. 178. ISBN 0-691-11478-1. 
  4. ^ Sarunas Milisauskas (6 December 2012). European Prehistory: A Survey. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 336. ISBN 978-1-4615-0751-2. 

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