Stone Age after the Stone Age: Findings from the “Ochsenhart” site in Bavaria

This is a rough out of an early Bronze Age dagger from the Bavarian workshop site “Ochsenhardt”. Here the so called “Plattensilex” was used in large quantities for the production of daggers. Anyhow it remains unclear if this work was performed by specialists or if such activities were part of a “domestic” production of people who lived and worked in the Neighbourhood.


More “finished exemplares can be found at:

About Katzman

During my whole life I was fascinated by stone age artefacts. Not only the aesthetic qualities of these findings, but also the stories around them and the considerations arising from their discovery, are a part of my blog. Comments and contributions are allways welcome! About me: J.L. Katzman (Pseudonym). Born in Vienna. Left Austria in 1974 and did not regret. Studied Medicine and Prehistory at a German University. Member of a Medical Department at a German University. Copyright 2010-2017 by JLK. All Rights Reserved. You are welcome to use material in these posts so long as you cite the work.
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