Some thoughts regarding the research on the metal finds from the Early Iron Age in the lower Pilica River basin
1 – Institute of Archeology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
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. 243-255.
Abstract: In recent years, interesting discoveries of metal deposits from the Early Iron Age have been made near the lower Pilica River. The southern periphery of hoards from this period in prehistory runs through this area, and the particular elements of discovered sets were created either in Kuyavian or Mazovian metallurgical centres. The hoard from the vicinity of Stawiszyn was deposited in a pottery vessel that had been decorated with an interesting engraved “frieze” consisting of figures of high symbolic significance. Inside the vessel there were two bronze ankle rings of Stanomin type as well as two iron socketed axes. At the same time, the recently acquired hoard from the area of Osuchów consisted of a pair of bronze ankle rings of Stanomin type. Both inventories can be dated to the Ha D period.
Key words: hoards, Lusatian culture, Early Iron Age, pottery, ankle rings, iron axes