Tag Archives: Bronze Age

Bronze Age razor : Masculinity, the Horse and the Sun Chariot

This is a Bronze Age razor with a horse- and waterbird-handle from Denmark, maybe from a funerary context-but contextual information is not known from this 19th century finding. The outlines of the artefact are suggestive of a ship corpus with animal … Continue reading

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Miniature Bronze Age flanged axe

This is a miniature Bronze Age flanged axe found more than 100 yrs ago in S-Germany (5,5x 1,2x 03 cm).  The flanges are fully developed on one side only and are 1mm wide and barely 1mm high. The other side … Continue reading

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Bronze Age and the transformation of Neolithic societies in Europe

This is 19 cm long  Bronze Age lance head from an old S/W-German Collection. A very fine example of prehistoric weaponry. When we consider the beauty of Bronze Age weapons, we must not forget the terror brought by specialized warriors on Bronze  Age communities. … Continue reading

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Early Bronze Age decorated Flat Axe: An artifact of Prestige and Power?

This is an early flat decorated  and slightly flanged Bronze axe from S-Germany (19 x 3 x 6 x 0,7 cm). Such artifacts are rare in central Europe but more common In W-Europe, especially in the UK. They have forerunners during  the Chalcolithic period in the Near … Continue reading

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Tabular Scrapers of the Levant

Tabular scrapers are flat scrapers manufactured on larger flakes, which show intentional retention of the cortex on virtually the entire dorsal surface of the implement. They were manufactured from special large flint nodules with flat cortical surfaces and can be … Continue reading

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Eyed Bone Needle

An eyed bone needle from an old collection of “palafit” artifacts found at the Lake Costance (Neolithic or Bronze Age*). Genetic data suggest that body hair of hominines was lost c 1.2-3 Ma. Out of Africa, Early Homo sp. occupied parts … Continue reading

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The Lausitz “Culture”

This is a 3000 years old  “Buckelurne” from the late Bronze age . The Lusatian (Lausitz) complex is an archaeological “culture” of the late Bronze Age [1600-1300 BC] of eastern Germany and Poland, parts of Czech Republic and Slovakia. The … Continue reading

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The developement of social complexicity in central Europe

Flanged Axe (17 x 4x 1,5cm); Southern Germany 1600 BC. For only 2% of the human evolution, Europa could be considered as the “center of the world”(*) . During the Bronze Age, the continent was clearly at the periphery. In … Continue reading

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“Almost Cut My Hair”: A Razor from the German Bronze Age

“Almost Cut My Hair” was a song by Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, expressing the protest of young people against the Vietnam War in the late 60ies. I remember well a highly emotional debate about my hair with my parents … Continue reading

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Stone Age after the Stone Age: Findings from the “Ochsenhart” site in Bavaria

This is a rough out of an early Bronze Age dagger from the Bavarian workshop site “Ochsenhardt”. Here the so called “Plattensilex” was used in large quantities for the production of daggers. Anyhow it remains unclear if this work was … Continue reading

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