Die Anwendung der Reinecke‑Chronologie auf die ältere Bronzezeit in der Slowakei und ihre Modifikationen
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This paper evaluates the application of P. Reinecke’s classification of the development in the area of modern day Slovakia and its modifications in the Early Bronze Age. J. Eisner mainly fused Reinecke’s second and third stages (Br B and Br C) creating his Middle Bronze Age. The excavations after World War II and the discovery of new cultural entities in both the western and eastern parts of the country called, however, for changes to Eisner’s original concept. New cultural entities, the Nitra and the Košťany cultures, were later merged with the so called Epi Corded Ware complex as part of the Early Bronze Age in Central Europe. Its beginnings precede the original Br A1 stage, being part of what is now called Br A0. Another change in the classification is also represented by the creation of the problematic stage Br A3 in Slovakia and its subsequent gradual abandonment.
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