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Weapons in graves during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Central Europe and elsewhere
Weapons in graves during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Central Europe and elsewhere

Author(s): Jan Bouzek
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Istros - Muzeul Brailei
Keywords: weapons; graves; Bronze Age; Iron Age; Central Europe.

Summary/Abstract: Generally, weapons in graves appear in prehistory in periods without territorial system of hill forts; they were more often worn in everyday life, like Thucydides mentions for Early Greece (Thuc.I,2, 6). When forts existed, weapons were less commonly carried in everyday life; the administration could hold peace by other means. In such situations, weapons are more often found as offerings in so-called hoards, in rivers and other places of special significance in prehistoric religion (cf. Kristiansen 1998).

  • Issue Year: 16/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 37-54
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English