publication . Article . 2019

Lost in combat? A scrap metal find from the Bronze Age battlefield site at Tollense

Tobias Uhlig; Joachim Krüger; Gundula Lidke; Detlef Jantzen; Sebastian Lorenz; Nicola Ialongo; Thomas Terberger;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Oct 2019
  • Country: Germany
A decade ago, archaeologists discovered the site of a Bronze Age battlefield in the Tollense Valley in north-eastern Germany. Dated to the early thirteenth century BC, the remains of over 140 individuals have been documented, along with many associated bronze objects. Here, the authors present a new assemblage of 31 objects from the site, including three bronze cylinders that may be the fastenings of an organic container. The objects are similar to those found in Bronze Age burials of southern Central Europe, and may represent the personal equipment of a warrior from that region who died on the battlefield in Northern Europe. peerReviewed
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free text keywords: Germany; Tollense Valley; Bronze Age; warfare; conflict; bronze fastenings, 100, Archaeology, General Arts and Humanities, Bronze, engineering.material, engineering, Bronze Age, Battlefield, Archaeology, History, Scrap, Southern central
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Weight metrology and its economic and social impact on Bronze Age Europe, West and South Asia
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 648055
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG
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Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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