The LPC in Bavaria

In terms of cultural attribution, modern Bavaria with its political borders is split in two during the time of the LPC. The LPC occuring in Lower Franconia is clearly related to the LPC in the Rhine regions, therefore, we do not elaborate on it at this point.

The LPC in Lower Bavaria, distributed along the Danube and its tributaries, has to be considered separately. A first larger overview of the LPC in Lower Bavaria was given by R. A. Maier (Maier 1965), however, chronological questions are hardly discussed. Actually, this has not been achieved until today! A doctor’s thesis written by K. Reinecke which suggested a classification into four to five phases has not been published until today, results have been presented in some preliminary reports (Reinecke 1978).

Larger excavations conducted at Hienheim, Kelheim district (Modderman 1986), Alteglofsheim-Köfering, Straubing-Lerchenhaid and Landshut-Sallmannsberg (Brink-Kloke 1992) yielded considerable material and publications with locally valid chronologies, however, they are not without controversy and cannot be adopted offhand for all of Lower Bavaria. We have to hope that two large doctor’s theses which are currently written may clarify the chronological classification of the LPC in Lower Bavaria (Pechtl in prep.; Bükk in prep.). A smaller study is concerned with the oldest LPC material from a settlement in Wang, Freising district (Hillemeyer 2003).

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