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Karl Schlesien





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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Archaeologists on the march!         Reply with quote

Archaeologists on the march!

Post some of your favourite bronze age archaeological finds.

Here are just a few of mine:

Bronze Age Sky Disc Deciphered
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,1915398,00.html


German Stonehenge Slowly Reveals its Secrets

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,568738,00.html
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

OOooo, gosh, good one! So much to choose from. Well, if we leave out the Iceman, being a tad early for "Bronze Age" (and beating everything else hands-down, of course), maybe a mention of the Marmesse cuirasses is in order. NINE matching bronze cuirasses, buried nested together in sets of three, and found pretty much by accident over the course of several years.

http://jfbradu.free.fr/celtes/les-celtes/cuirasses-marmesse2.jpg

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Cuirasses_Marmesse.JPG

http://www.musee-archeologienationale.fr/template.php?SPAGE=2252

http://www.culture.fr/recherche/?typeSearch=c..._Site_Note

Mind you, the most important find of *Roman* armor, the Corbridge Hoard, contained enough parts to assemble most of only *three* cuirasses, and it's about the most famous armor find ever. The Marmesse finds are triple that measely quantity, and have yet to be properly published! Even some authors on the subject of Bronze Age warfare are apparently unaware of them. So yes, deserving of mention!

But next week I'll have a different favorite, ha!

Matthew

PS: GOTTA make me a Nebra disc, VERY cool!
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Paul Hansen




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Amt wrote:
Even some authors on the subject of Bronze Age warfare are apparently unaware of them.

As you well know, Matt, these cuirasses were purely intended as ceremonial pieces. Wink Big Grin
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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Hansen wrote:
Matthew Amt wrote:
Even some authors on the subject of Bronze Age warfare are apparently unaware of them.

As you well know, Matt, these cuirasses were purely intended as ceremonial pieces. Wink Big Grin


Oh, well, of COURSE I knew that, ha! Actually, the book called "Bronze Age Warfare" seems very reluctant to conclude that there even WAS warfare in the Bronze Age! Since all the armor and weapons were ceremonial, and all the literature is mythical, and all the artwork is stylized.... Gah!

Matthew
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Karl Schlesien





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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Amt wrote:
Paul Hansen wrote:
Matthew Amt wrote:
Even some authors on the subject of Bronze Age warfare are apparently unaware of them.

As you well know, Matt, these cuirasses were purely intended as ceremonial pieces. Wink Big Grin


Oh, well, of COURSE I knew that, ha! Actually, the book called "Bronze Age Warfare" seems very reluctant to conclude that there even WAS warfare in the Bronze Age! Since all the armor and weapons were ceremonial, and all the literature is mythical, and all the artwork is stylized.... Gah!

Matthew


What?!?!?! Warfare in bronze age Europe? Never!!!! Unheard of! Preposterous! Balderdash!

Well now, we shall just have to see what I have here in my bronze hat.....just a moment......yes here it is! TA-DA!!!!

'Earliest' Bronze Age battle site containing 100 bodies found on German river bank.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl...-bank.html


One should never publish anything as the final word when dealing with archeology.
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Karl Schlesien





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PostPosted: Sat 27 Aug, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

More finds to look through.

http://sofiaecho.com/2008/08/08/651293_fully-...ear-elhovo


Not bronze age I know but intersting none the less, no?

http://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology...n-3125445/
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