Halstatt, grave number 997 (Holocene of Austria)

Where: Austria (47.6° N, 13.7° E: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 13.7° E)

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• The grave is located in clay soil with limestone pieces at about 140 cm depth. It is dated around 750 BC, should therefore be about 2700 years old.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; ironstone

• The "lithology" is limonite encrusting an iron belt ring.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected in 1877; reposited in the NHMW

• The grave was opened May 22, 1877.

Primary reference: M. Beier. 1955. Insektenreste aus der Hallstattzeit. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaften Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 164:747-749 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 139946: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 25.02.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Diptera - Calliphoridae
Calliphoridae indet. Brauer and von Bergenstamm 1889 blow fly
NHMW Inv. 2235