Tag Archives: Prehistory

Be “Monkish”: Think the unthinkable / await the unexpected

The Germans like it “normal”. I never completely understood exactly the meaning of this phrase. One meaning is certainly that the “normal” social, ideological, and work attitude of individuals should not differ more than +/- 2% from the common. – … Continue reading

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Popular Prehistory: Is there anything new for the interested German speaking public?

  Archeological objects can only be understood by knowing their exact context and by careful interpretation using modest middle-range theoretical approaches emphasizing their material, social and ideological meaning. Books about Prehistory written in German for an interested non-professional public are notorious rare. … Continue reading

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Race?- what Race?

This is a model of the famous Oseberg-ship from the 1937 exhibition “Lebendige Vorzeit” in Bremen (“Germanen-Erbe”, 1937). This picture comes from the darkest days of German Prehistory, when the Ideology of a superior “Arische Rasse” was popularized with great … Continue reading

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