Baltic interaction during early Period IV of the Nordic Bronze Age: a travelling bronze smith behind the deposition of the Grisby hoard from Bornholm?
1 – Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
In: M. S. Przybyła, K. Dzięgielewski (eds.), Chasing Bronze Age rainbows. Studies on hoards and related phenomena in prehistoric Europe in honour of Wojciech Blajer, Prace Archeologiczne 69, Kraków: Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University / Profil-Archeo, 2019, pp. 59-65.
Abstract: A hoard of Period IV containing both whole sets of female ornaments and some scrap metal was deposited in two parts, separating the scrap metal and the whole objects. Among the scrap metal was also found personal male objects of a Nordic razor and a metal arrowhead. The hoard contained mostly Nordic objects, some freshly cast, but also imports from northern Germany/Poland, which suggests a travelling metal smith as the person who deposited the two parts of the hoard.
Key words: Late Bronze Age, Bornholm, travelling bronze smith, hoard, scrap metal