Planning a 1:1 reconstruction of an Early Neolithic long house

Herxheim Museum director Alexander Gramsch (left), architect Kurt Garrecht (centre) and experimental archaeologist Markus Loges (right) with a model of a typical long house of the Early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik culture (LBK)

Herxheim Museum director Alexander Gramsch (left), architect Kurt Garrecht (centre) and experimental archaeologist Markus Loges (right) with a model of a typical long house of the Early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik culture (LBK)

Planning the house model while sitting in the Museum Herxheim archaeological garden.

Planning the house model while sitting in the Museum Herxheim archaeological garden.

The LBK long house will be part of an exhibition at a large-scale gardening show.

The LBK long house will be part of an exhibition at a large-scale gardening show.


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  1. Museum Herxheim, a rather small museum devoted to the Early Neolithic Linear pottery culture (LBK), will create an exhibition area during the ‘Landesgartenschau 2015’, a large gardening show. Our topic is the emergence of the cultural landscape during the neolithization of Central Europe – changing both the natural and social environment considerably.
    Museum Herxheim wants to visualize this change in the landscape by creating both a model of the landscape and of the architecture. We are aware that this is less a reconstruction, but a modern and compressed model comprising as many features as possible on a limited area. The LBK long house will be 15m long and 5m wide – a rather short version of a typical LBK house – constructed of oak timbers and clay with the help of numerous volunteers.

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