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The biblatex-archaeology styles v2.2


biblatex-archaeology provides a collection of style files for the biblatex bibliography package. It is designed for the use of German researchers into material culture, especially prehistorians and medieval archaeologists. Generally their bibliography styles are more or less variations of the guide lines of the Römisch-Germanische Kommission (RGK), nowithstanding of being verbose or inline styles. I tried to develop generic styles, that cover all the needs and allow for easy generation of local styles. Refer to the enclosed manual document for further details.


The usual way is to install automatically through the package manager of your distribution. Another way ist to unzip the biblatex-archaeology.tds.zip in your {TEXMF} directory. To do everything from scratch, get the sources from CTAN or clone them from GitHub:

 $ git clone https://github.com/CarlOrff/biblatex-archaeology.git

Create the directories {TEXMF}/bibtex/bib/biblatex-archaeology and {TEXMF}/tex/latex/biblatex-archaeology and run

 $ pdftex -8bit biblatex-archaeology.ins
 $ texhash

Create a directory {TEXMF}/doc/latex/biblatex-archaeology and move biblatex-archaeology.pdf and the example folder there. In case you want to compile the manual yourself, do

 $ lualatex biblatex-archaeology
 $ Biber biblatex-archaeology
 $ lualatex biblatex-archaeology
 $ makeindex -s gind.ist biblatex-archaeology.idx
 $ lualatex biblatex-archaeology
 $ makeindex -s gglo.ist -o biblatex-archaeology.gls biblatex-archaeology.glo
 $ lualatex biblatex-archaeology
 $ makeindex -s gglo.ist -o biblatex-archaeology.gls biblatex-archaeology.glo
 $ lualatex biblatex-archaeology
 $ lualatex biblatex-archaeology

Remark that you MUST employ Biber. won't work.

In contrast to CPAN the GitHub sources include Perl scripts and Windows batch files in addition. These are tools for speeding up the development process and have no meaning for end users.


The package provides several style files for the biblatex bibliography package. It is called through biblatex' style option, fi.:


Remark that biblatex-archaeology makes heavy use of Biber-only features. It won't work properly with as backend. For a detailed styles and commands reference refer to the manual. At present the following end user styles are provided:

  • aefkw
  • afwl
  • amit
  • archa
  • dguf
  • dguf-alt
  • dguf-apa
  • eaz
  • eaz-alt
  • foe
  • jb-halle
  • jb-kreis-neuss
  • karl
  • kunde
  • maja
  • mpk
  • mpkoeaw
  • niedersachsen
  • nnu
  • offa
  • rgk-inline
  • rgk-inline-old
  • rgk-numeric
  • rgk-numeric-old
  • rgk-verbose
  • rgk-verbose-old
  • rgzm-inline
  • rgzm-numeric
  • rgzm-verbose
  • ufg-muenster-inline
  • ufg-muenster-numeric
  • ufg-muenster-verbose
  • volkskunde
  • zaak
  • zaes


The package is hosted on GitHub. If you have any concerns it is by far best to use the issue tracker there. Alternatively you can e-mail me through the contact form on my website. Or you can employ the comment script of a project page on my personal website: The biblatex-archaeology styles for German cultural anthropology. gzm-dguf/ Normally you will get the latest production version through the update script of your distribution. If you want to keep track actively, use the news feeds of CTAN, GitHub, Academia or my personal website.


© 2005–2019 by Ingram Braun


The Project Public License 1.3c or later

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (6.6M).

biblatex-archaeology – A collection of Bib styles for German prehistory

This package provides additional Bib styles for German humanities. Its core purpose is to enable the referencing rules of the Romano-Germanic Commission (>Römisch-Germanische Kommission), the department of prehistory of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut), since these are referenced by most guidelines in German prehistory and medieval archaeology and serve as a kind of template. biblatex-archaeology provides verbose, numeric and author date styles as well and adaptions to specific document types like exhibition and auction catalogues.

Home pagehttps://ingram-braun.net/erga/the-biblatex-archaeology-styles-for-german-cultural-anthropology/
Bug trackerhttps://github.com/CarlOrff/biblatex-archaeology/issues
Version2.2 2019-12-30
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright2005–2018 Ingram Braun
MaintainerIngram Braun
TDS archivebiblatex-archaeology.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as biblatex-archaeology
MiKTeX as biblatex-archaeology
See alsoarchaeologie
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