A Bronze Age piece of harness discovered at Cârlomănesti Cover Image

O piesă de harnasament din epoca bronzului descoperită la Cârlomănesti - Cetătuia
A Bronze Age piece of harness discovered at Cârlomănesti

Author(s): Ion Motzoi - Chicideanu, Despina Magureanu, Sebastian Matei
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Muzeul Judetean Buzău
Keywords: cheek-piece; bronze age; Monteoru Culture

Summary/Abstract: In 2005, in the bronze age settlement form Cârlomăneşti (county Buzău) (Pl. 1- 3) in the Pit no. 41 (Pl. 4-10) which belongs to a late Monteoru level after the associated pottery, was discovered a horn decorated cheek-piece. Conforming to it's form the cheek- piece (Pl. 11) could be integrated in the large category called as Zapfenscheibenknebel. The ornamentation belongs to a class called as Wellenbanddekor. Such cheek-pieces are known in large numbers for Central Europe with discoveries in nord-pontic steppes till Volga River (Pl. 12-16). The same could be said for the Wellenbanddekor. This kind of décor is also well known for others horn or bone objects such as the buttons or tubes, founded in late bronze age settlements belonging to the Otomani-Füzesabony, Wietenberg, Monteoru, Noua and Sabatinovka cultures in the same large area. For the piece from Cârlomăneşti we have a radiocarbon date (Fig. 1). Not far from Cârlomăneşti it's a late Monteoru cemetery at Câmpina (county Prahova), from where we dispose of five radiocarbon dates (Fig. 2). In this way we say that the Pit. 45, with the cheek-piece, from Cârlomăneşti, belongs to a late phase of Monteoru Culture of whose end is illustrated by Câmpina necropolis. Some others radiocarbon dates for the discoveries from Central Europe or nord-pontic steppes confirm that conclusion.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 65-95
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Romanian