Gusskerne für Tüllenbeile aus rumänischen Horten
1 – Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Orient-Abteilung, Berlin, Deutschland
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. 465-470.
Abstract: Casting cores for socketed axes from Romanian hoards. An object from the Late Bronze Age hoard Șpălnaca II can be identified as a bronze casting core for socketed axes. As a review of all available information shows, such items rarely survive or are found. The reasons are twofold. While socketed axes were produced in many regions of central and eastern Europe, most finds of casting cores concentrate in hoards of the Danube-Drava-Sava-region, which indicates the impact of regional hoarding customs on the archaeological record. In addition, many cores would have been made of clay, which further hinders their preservation.
Key words: Late Bronze Age, Romania, axes, metalwork, bronze casting