A classification of bone, antler, teeth and horn objects from the Early Bronze Age fortified settlement in Maszkowice

  • Joanna Jędrysik Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University
  • Marcin Szczepan Przybyła Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University
Keywords: Early Bronze Age, Maszkowice, bone and antler industry, traseology, functional analysis

Abstract

Excavations on the Early Bronze Age fortified settlement in Maszkowice (Western Carpathians) carried out in 1959-1975 and 2010-2017 produced, among other finds, a collection of 56 artifacts made of bone, antler, teeth and horn. They were divided considering formal criteria (size, shape, decoration), as well as a character of use-wear traces into four types of ornaments (plaque, pendants, pins, dress items made of long bones) and seven types of tools (awls, perforators, spatulas, tanning tool, polishers, antler pick and hafted chopping tools). In the description of the types we focus on their functional interpretation, discussing some opinions already existing in the literature.  In the final part of paper we analyze also a frequency of distinguished types in the different contexts as well as on the site in general.

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Published
2018-12-16
How to Cite
Jędrysik, J., & Przybyła, M. (2018). A classification of bone, antler, teeth and horn objects from the Early Bronze Age fortified settlement in Maszkowice. Sprawozdania Archeologiczne, 70, 269-296. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.23858/SA70.2018.013
Section
Field Survey and Materials