image ranke j_der mensch_1894_plate 4
Image number: RS.14053
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Prehistoric lake dwelling

Date

1894

Creator

Unknown, Lithographer

After

Victor Gross (1845-1920, German), Palaeontologist

Object type

Library reference

RCN60260

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 175mm
width (print): 251mm

Description

Reconstruction of a landscape in Switzerland, showing an Alpine lake pile-dwelling with occupants.

Such homes were built in the period c.5000 to 500 B.C., from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age.

Plate 4 from Der mensch, by Johannes Ranke, volume 2 (Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1894). The plate is titled below: ‘EIN PFAHLBAU DER WESTSCHWEIZ. (Nach V. Gross)’. [A pile-dwelling of western Switzerland (after V, Gross)].

Johannes Ranke (1836-1916) German physiologist and anthropologist.

Associated place

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