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Gustaf Kossinna

Subject: Archaeology

(1858–1931) [Bi] German linguist and prehistorian well known for his nationalistic views on the use of archaeological research. Born in Tilsit, East Prussia, he attended the ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Archaeology, History
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..., Gustaf ( 1858–1931 ) [Bi] German linguist and prehistorian well known for his nationalistic views on the use of archaeological research. Born in Tilsit, East Prussia, he attended the universities of Göttingen, Leipzig, Berlin, and Strasbourg. He then became a librarian and worked in the library of the University of Berlin from 1892 . During this time he read widely on archaeology and published numerous papers on material culture in relation to German territory. Rather strangely, in 1904 , he was appointed Professor of German Prehistory in the...

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[De]A set of beliefs and symbols expressing identification with a given national community.

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