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.
Dr. Stefan Eichert
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
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.
„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) https://medcem.thanados.net
OpenAtlas – An open source Database System for archaeological, historical and geospatial data – https://openatlas.eu