Prähistorie Sammlung Frühgeschichte

Natural History Museum Vienna

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Electronic database / Collection

Short Description

The period from about 375 A.D. to about 1000 A.D. can be summarized in the appr. 70.000 objects in the migration period and early medieval collection. It contains evidence of the history of the Huns, Lombards, Avars and Slavs during this period of great migratory movements and numerous armed conflicts.

Finds in the collection come from all over the territory of the former Habsburg Empire Austria-Hungary. They are still supplemented by new finds found from excavations in Vienna and Lower Austria.

Contact Person

Dr. Stefan Eichert

Research Services

Support of research and material studies on protohistory collections. Expertise on protohistoric archaeological remains

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Collection, conservation and research of material remains of human history of the first millennium

Allocation to Core Facility

Department of Prehistory, Natural History Museum Vienna

Dr. Stefan Eichert
Prähistorische Abteilung
+43 1 52177-219
Appointment necessary.
Work with original artifacts is subject to the Austrian law on the protection of historical monuments.
Sampling of objects is only possible in scientific cooperations.
„THANADOS – The Anthropological and Archaeological Database of Sepultures“ (ÖAW (GoDigital Next Generation))

„MEDCEM“ - Medieval Cemeteries at the Periphery of the Carolingian World (In cooperation with the Archaeological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

OpenAtlas – An open source Database System for archaeological, historical and geospatial data –
Grömer, K. & Kern, A. (eds.) (2018): Artifacts. Treasures of the Millennia. A Guide through the Prehistoric Collection. Natural History Museum Vienna Exhibition guide. Wien 2018: Verlag des Naturhistorischen Museums.