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Antler Masks
Wow Roger,

Those are iconic, the visual of the mask is quite striking. The look is almost like something from a movie or TV show (Robinhoood) . These really create a powerful visual and one can easily imagine how intense the image must have been fo rthe people of that day.

Craig
A bad ass barbuta and a bascinet from the Aragonese castle of Monreal de Ariza:

https://www.facebook.com/ipcepatrimonio/posts/2283288751726195

That shape is... sexy :eek:
Very nice find
Iagoba Ferreira wrote:
A bad ass barbuta and a bascinet from the Aragonese castle of Monreal de Ariza:

https://www.facebook.com/ipcepatrimonio/posts/2283288751726195

That shape is... sexy :eek:


These look very interesting. The Great Bascinet especially will be interesting as they are pretty rare as far as surviving pieces. Hopefully they are able to conserve as much as possible. Looks like they have a lot of corrosion.

Craig
2 New Boat Graves - Uppsala
Two new graves excavated last month in Uppsala area. Look very good as far as detail and they state probably not disturbed. Long list of items found.

[ Linked Image ] Uppsala Grave Finds

Would love to see the items once cleaned up.

Newsweek

Craig
Re: Very nice find
[quote="Craig Johnson"]
Iagoba Ferreira wrote:


These look very interesting. The Great Bascinet especially will be interesting as they are pretty rare as far as surviving pieces. Hopefully they are able to conserve as much as possible. Looks like they have a lot of corrosion.

Craig


I knew just two from the Peninsula, the one from Pamplona, and another excavated from Portugal.

The barbute is more exceptional, unique piece, I even had my doubts about their use in Iberia due to the lack of mentions in sources or depictions...
Interesting Danish Grave find
Here is an interesting result of testing on a woman found with an axe in a Danish Medieval cemetery. She and the axe are Slavic. Not a surprise to see the cross cultural society as this was a culture of travel and trade but interesting. Axe looks to be a tool.

Salvic Woman in Danish Grave

Craig
Really neat find. This is going to be a big hit with some re-enactor groups in Poland I think...
Not weapon related, but very cool - the remains of a box at Pompeii containing a multitude of small ritual objects. https://www.thedailybeast.com/pompeiis-latest-find-tiny-penises-and-seduction-charms?fbclid=IwAR37UobAfRZDyYgJuBmHNh378bc9hMQjKUXVDffYZ_qNNEuDA62r1GxPiMA
Re: Interesting Danish Grave find
Craig Johnson wrote:
Here is an interesting result of testing on a woman found with an axe in a Danish Medieval cemetery. She and the axe are Slavic. Not a surprise to see the cross cultural society as this was a culture of travel and trade but interesting. Axe looks to be a tool.

Salvic Woman in Danish Grave

Craig


The grave from Langeland, while initially described in a research paper as a woman in the 1990's, further examination at Copenhagen University deemed the sex of the person as uncertain, though this result wasn't published in a research paper!
They have known since the beginning that is was a "baltic" type axe.
According to this Danish article containing interview with Otto Uldum of Langelands Museum.
Source: https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/danmark/nutidens-koenskamp-traekkes-ned-over-vikingetiden
"Nordic Bronze Age" was the result of Corded Ware immigration (?invasion?) [ultimately of Yamnaya origins with some admixture of Neolithic groups on their way westwards] around 1600 BC..
A Danish study based on carbon-14 and strontium on 88 skeletons from the neolithic and the bronze age.


Excerpt from their introduction:
"From 1600 BC onwards, southern Scandinavia became more closely linked to the existing European metal trade networks [4], and from 1500 BC onwards, a period of unparalleled creativity resulted in the formation of a Nordic Bronze Age style, based on stylistic influences from Mycenean and central European workshops [5]. This signaled the beginning of a period of unprecedented burial wealth between 1500–1100 BC when c. 50.000 barrows were constructed in present-day Denmark alone [6]. More than 2000 swords are known from excavated burials, and as they constitute around 10% of the total number of burials, this suggests that a much larger number of swords could have been deposited [7]. There are more Bronze Age swords in present-day Denmark than anywhere else in Europe [8]. During this period, Denmark became Europe’s richest region with respect to number and density of metal depositions [9, 10]. However, this regional development was entirely dependent on the functioning of the long-distance metal trade as revealed by studies on the potential origin of copper [11, 12]. There are no native base metal ores in present-day Denmark. Additionally, recent investigations suggest that wool, too, was traded during the Nordic Bronze Age [13], and that a number of glass beads found as grave goods came from as far away as Mesopotamia and Egypt [14]."
Source: "Mapping human mobility during the third and second millennia BC in present-day Denmark."
Authors: Karin Margarita Frei, Sophie Bergerbrant, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Marie Louise Jørkov, Niels Lynnerup, Lise Harvig, Morten E. Allentoft ,Martin Sikora, T. Douglas Price, Robert Frei, Kristian Kristiansen
Published: August 21, 2019
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0219850


Last edited by Niels Just Rasmussen on Sun 15 Sep, 2019 5:54 am; edited 1 time in total
Thank you Niels
Great Info Niels. Thank you for the site and info. Very much looking forward to reading this and looking at the findings in more depth.

Craig
Re: Thank you Niels
Craig Johnson wrote:
Great Info Niels. Thank you for the site and info. Very much looking forward to reading this and looking at the findings in more depth.

Craig


Hi Craig.

Can't remember if I have posted this already, but here is it again for those who missed it, and for those with an interest in bronze age swords.

The Volume 1 [Text and catalog] "Älterbronzezeitliche Vollgriffschwerter in Dänemark und Schleswig-Holstein. Studien zu Form, Verzierung, Technik und Funktion" is now at academia.edu!
Source: https://www.academia.edu/29789389/%C3%84lterbronzezeitliche_Vollgriffschwerter_in_D%C3%A4nemark_und_Schleswig-Holstein._Studien_zu_Form_Verzierung_Technik_und_Funktion

Volume 2 should be the "Listen, Karten und Tafeln" and he has a link to that as well.
See: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xb8xdij7qq5f108/AAC0mCgm23abK7oB_msbvCbva?dl=0

Jan-Heinrich Bunnefeld also have this article in english [including pictures, scans and ornamentation typology]:
"Crafting Swords. The emergence and production of full-hilted swords in the Early Nordic Bronze Age."
Source: https://www.academia.edu/30182036/Crafting_Swords._The_emergence_and_production_of_full-hilted_swords_in_the_Early_Nordic_Bronze_Age
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