War and Warriors during the Late Bronze Age
within the Lower Mureş Valley Cover Image

War and Warriors during the Late Bronze Age within the Lower Mureş Valley
War and Warriors during the Late Bronze Age within the Lower Mureş Valley

Author(s): Florin Gogâltan, Victor Sava
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Mega
Keywords: Late Bronze Age; Carpathian Basin; strongholds; war; warrior elites

Summary/Abstract: Th e article discusses not only the evidence of military confl icts and implicitly warriors withinthe Lower Mureş Valley during the Late Bronze Age chronological horizon, but it is also a historiographicaland theoretical approach of the topic. Fortifi cations researched in Sântana, Corneşti and Munar are the fi rstindications of confl ictive situations. Th e presence of bronze items showing clear traces of use, such as thosediscovered in Pecica, Păuliş, Felnac and Sântana is yet another indication. One can also mention the numerousprestige items discovered in the area, indicating a well established social hierarchy. Th e excavations in Sântanaand Corneşti allowed specialists to establish the fact that the fortifi cations systems were burnt and even the areaof a possible attack was identifi ed at Sântana. To such proof one might add the human skull fragment showingtraces of violent blows discovered in the defensive ditch in Sântana.

  • Issue Year: 26/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 61-81
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English