CULTURAL BIOGRAPHIES OF BRONZE AGE KNIVES AND SICKLES FROM SOUTH-WESTERN POLAND

Dawid Sych
2015 Śląskie Sprawozdania Archeologiczne Tom   unpublished
This article constitutes an effort to reconstruct cultural biographies of Bronze Age metal sickles and knives with the use of traseological analysis, preliminary results of experimental research and contextual data. Source base consists of artifacts from the southwestern Poland. In total 99 artifacts were chosen for the traseological analysis-80 sickles and 19 knives-dated from the early until the decline of the Bronze Age (Fig. 1). On the basis of obtained data we may formulate a conclusion
more » ... ate a conclusion that function of sickles and knives was not limited only to utilitary or only symbolic. What is more, role and the meaning of these tools evolved and changed in time.
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