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Material name: tabular chert
Synonyms: Plattenhornstein
Material (geologic): Eluvial Jurassic chert
Grey tabular chert from Osterberg
Foto: Matthias Rummer 2001

Locality: Osterberg, Pfünz/Inching, Eichstätt district, Franconian Alb, Bavaria, Germany
Synonyms: Inching, "Osterberg", mining site D 12 and Pfünz, "Osterberg", mining site D 40, according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999).
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 48 33' 47" N
Long. 010 05' 03" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

click here for a detailed topografical map (50 KBytes). or here for a map with further sites in the Eichstätt region.
Additional information: View of the Osterberg from the West
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2000
For a full-blown picture of this sample, click here (73 KBytes). Piece of typical chert from Osterberg
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001
Nodule of sligtly banded tabular chert
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001
For a full-blown version of this picture, click here (51 KBytes).
Material and colour: N/A
For a full-blown picture of this sample, click here (76 KBytes). detail of cortex
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2001
  freshly ploughed field with chert
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2000
Archaeological description: N/A

Last modified on:
January 29, 2001
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Rengert Elburg
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