A fully illustrated catalogue of the finds, with a provisional, but detailed relative chronology of them. Individual objects are grouped into "types" of likely chronological significance. More emphasis is placed on highly specific than on less specific relationships between objects in arranging the tombs in sequence. Tombs with two or more chronological types are considered diagnostic and are used to establish the sequence, aided by the known spread of the cemetery from north to south. Twenty-two horizons are suggested and grouped into six major and three transitional phases. This suggested sequence is then compared with Wiedmer's original chronology of the cemetery. Both systems correspond fairly well at the beginning and end of the sequence, but in the middle, especially for Wiedmer's Ic, there seems to be too great a divergence to assimilate the proposed classification into the terminology used by Wiedmer. No attempt is made to deal with problems of technology, textiles, social implications or more general aspects of chronology and cultural relations. Au(abr M G S)
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Hodson, Frank Roy 1968 `The La Tène Cemetery at Münsingen-Rain [near Bern, Switzerland], catalogue and relative chronology' Acta Bernensia 5, 1968 pls, figs, refs.