Late Bronze Age Metal Artifacts Discovered in Şagu,
Site “A1_1”, Arad – Timişoara Highway
(km 0+19.900 –0+20.620) Cover Image

Late Bronze Age Metal Artifacts Discovered in Şagu, Site “A1_1”, Arad – Timişoara Highway (km 0+19.900 –0+20.620)
Late Bronze Age Metal Artifacts Discovered in Şagu, Site “A1_1”, Arad – Timişoara Highway (km 0+19.900 –0+20.620)

Author(s): Victor Sava, George Pascu Hurezan, Florin Mărginean
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Editura Mega
Keywords: rescue excavation; Lower Mureş; Late Bronze Age; settlement; bronze artifacts

Summary/Abstract: Bronze objects were only found in 13 of the 322 complexes discovered on the “A1_1” site.Th e discovery of these bronze objects raises the question of their provenance: were they produced inside thesettlement or are they the result of exchanges with other communities? No certain answer can be given in thecase of objects found in complex Cx_236, because no indication of local bronze processing can be identifi ed forthe BB2-C horizon in Şagu. Th e number of bronze objects increases and proof of metal processing can be foundduring the BD /HA1 horizon. Th us, moulds made of clay and sandstone were found in complexes Cx_25, Cx_182,Cx_194 and Cx_198, pottery fragments with bronze smelt traces on the inside were discovered in Cx_198 andcasting remains in Cx_66, Cx_182 and Cx_193. Given the above enumerated fi nds, one can assert that bronzeobjects were cast on the “A1_1” site during the BD/HA1 horizon.

  • Issue Year: 26/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 83-107
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: English