Some Leading Archaeological Types of Late Bronze Age on the Territory of Delmates Cover Image

Vodeći arheološki tipovi kasnog bronzanog doba na području Delmata
Some Leading Archaeological Types of Late Bronze Age on the Territory of Delmates

Author(s): Borivoj Čović
Subject(s): Archaeology, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Ethnohistory, Ancient World, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: Archaeological types; Late Bronze Age; territory of Delmates; typology of metal objects; fibulae; pendants;

Summary/Abstract: Center for Balkan studies of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina has take, as experimental task, research of the elements of material and spiritual culture of Delmates. B. Čovič (Sarajevo) and I. Marović (Split) to whom this task has been confided, are still working on it. Only the first results referring to the research of period from the end of XIII till the end of VIII century B. C. are presented in this paper. Evidences about the way of buring and typologie of metal objects of this age are analysed. The borders of researched region and sites of this age are shown on Map I. Analysis of accessible material has shown that in researched period this region is not yet separated as particular cultural province. The way of burring is not still uniform: the inhumation in caves, under tumuli and in the plane graves is known. The remains of skeletons are found everywhere — cremation of the dead was not practiced. Metal finds especially arms and tools mostly belong to the well known types of this age whose distribution area is very wide. Metal jewelry shows that researched region had in a Late Bronze Age, some relations with neighbouring regions on north-west (especially with territory that belonged to Liburni and Japodes) but also with central Bosnia (regions around upper course of rivers Bosna and Vrbas). Specifical local types of jewelry begin to appear in the recent phase of this age on researched region. Among these types author particularly point at fibulae of »type Golinjevo« whose earlier variants (Fig. 2 and 3) are the most numerous just in region of Delmates (Map II) and also at the specific local variants of »spectacle pendants« (Fig. 8—11) which show the concentration within this region (Map III). In the conclusion the author emphasizes that it is neccessary to analyse the other evidences especially shape and manner of ornament of ceramics, settlement and fortification form on this region in Late Bronze and Iron Age, and then, continuing the same method, approach the comparative researches of neighboring regions.

  • Issue Year: 1970
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 67-97
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: Bosnian