The younger Bronze Age hoard of basins from Norderstapel (Kr. Schleswig-Flensburg)

Jens-Peter Schmidt, Martin Segschneider, Verlag Des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz
A deposition comprising four bronze basins was discovered by a detectorist in July 2010 at Norderstapel. They are four basins with cruciform handle attachements which were deposited upside down in a pit measuring 60 cm×50 cm. All of them can be characterised as type B2a after G. von Merhart dating to the period Ha B2/B3 (period V in the North). Most likely, they are produced directly in the Carpathian arc or in the adjacent regions to the North and transported from there to the North. As no
more » ... he North. As no bronze vessels of the periods IV and V had hitherto been known in Schleswig-Holstein these new finds close a gap in our knowledge. The site of discovery is situated on a geest ridge surrounded by the rivers Eider, Treene and Sorge. This geographical feature may well have played an intermediary position in the land-based trade along the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein between Ditmarschen and North Frisia and would thus be reflected by the presented hoard.
doi:10.11588/ak.2014.4.28115 fatcat:dqgbjca7wvcg3mqylrmrwecwle