PREHISTORY AND EARLY HISTORY
The content of the collection is comprised of materials from Upper Austrian prehistory and early history. The objects thereby came from research excavations and salvage operations or relate to individual finds.
The archaeological collections have existed ever since the museum was established in 1833 and were initially primarily limited to finds from Salzberg in Hallstatt and Roman objects. The increasing size of the collection resulted in a partitioning of the collections into the “Prehistory and Early History” and “Roman Age” departments. Since 2002 all of the archaeological collections have been housed in the Welser Strasse office building of the Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum.
The collection contains objects from prehistory and early history, ordered by discovery sites from graves, settlements and depositories as well as archaeozoological (animal) and anthropological materials (skeletons and cremated remains).
Chronologically the materials come from all of prehistory from Palaeolithic to the Neolithic and the Bronze and Iron Age as well as the early Middle Ages.
Material categories: Stone (axes, arrowheads, etc.), clay (vessels, loom weights, etc.), metal (primarily copper, bronze, iron; e.g. swords, knives, brooches, needles), amber, jet etc., human and animal bone materials.
- Cataloguing of the pile dwelling research – UNESCO World Heritage site in Attersee and Mondsee
- ”Interpreted iron ages” – biennial conference series in cooperation with Bangor University (Wales, UK)
- Academic support of the Freilichtmuseum Mitterkirchen [Open Air Museum]
- Mitterkirchen Hallstatt period burial site: Revising one of Central Europe’s most important early Iron Age burial grounds
- “Prehistoric gender images” Project: Recording the representation of the “gender” factor in Austrian exhibitions on prehistory and early history
- Universität Wien – Urgeschichte und Historische Archäologie
- Kuratorium Pfahlbauten
- Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
- Bangor University, UK
- Freilichtmuseum Mitterkirchen
- Universität Hamburg
- ArchaeoPublica – Verein zur Förderung der Bürgerbeteiligung an Archäologie
- Archäologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ostbayern/West- und Südböhmen/Oberösterreich
- Bundesdenkmalamt – Abteilung für Archäologie
- Gesellschaft für Archäologie in Oberösterreich
- Heimatmuseum Perg
- Nordico – Stadtmuseum Linz
- Salzburg Museum
- Tempus – Museum für Archäologie
- Turm 9 – Stadtmuseum Leonding
- Welterbemuseum Hallstatt