Bodzia: A Late Viking-Age Elite Cemetery in Central Poland by Andrzej Buko

By Andrzej Buko

Bodzia is without doubt one of the so much interesting archaeological discoveries of the post-war interval in Poland. it truly is one of many few cemeteries in Poland from the time of the origins of the Polish country. the original personality of this discovery is principally seeing that a small, elite inhabitants was once buried there. The burials there incorporated humans whose origins have been attached with the Slavic, Nomadic-Khazarian and Scandinavian milieus. For the 1st time the facts from this region is given prominence.
This ebook is designed almost always for readers outdoors Poland. The reader is on the market a suite of chapters, combining analyses and syntheses of the resource fabric, and a dialogue of its etno-cultural and political value. The authors formulate new hypotheses and concepts, which positioned the discoveries in a broader ecu context.

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8 Kałdus, chamber graves (after Chudziak ed. 2010). foundations of the first church in Kałdus were covered with a layer containing a large number of human and animal bones, all bearing traces of working. The animal bones point to both wild (wild boar, roe, deer, bear) and domesticated (cattle, pigs, horses) species. Besides bones, the artifacts in the layer include knives, an arrowhead, 3 silver coins from the second half of the 11th century (cross deniers Type V), a disc brooch with a Latin cross etched on a glass bead, a gilded bronze buckle, a temple ring, amulets made of a boar tooth, a small bone toilet spoon, an antler disc with a runic inscription (‘Jon’s object’) and a brass mount in the shape of a woman in orans posture (Fig.

The last artifact to be discussed in this context is truly exceptional, namely the Włocławek silver bowl (Fig. 6). This is a stray find from the outskirts of Włocławek, somewhere next to the road leading to Brześć Kujawski. The 24 25 26 27 PSW III, nos. 78, 82. PSW III, no. 45. According to K. Jażdżewski (1956, 127–128, 139), Kowal (Kowale) were a service village. Rauhut 1955. Petrukhin 1995. 5 The Borucin hoard, selected finds (after Brzeziński 2007). 6 The Włocławek bowl (after Walicki 1968).

14), Płock IV (PSW III, no. 74), Dobra (PSW III, no. 19), Rzewin (PSW III, no. 92), Niechodzin (PSW III, no. 61), Płock III (PSW III, no. 73), Dzierzążnia (PSW III, no. 28), Skowarcz (PSW II, no. 150), Kopytkowo (PSW II, no. 77). The archaeological context of the Bodzia cemetery 31 d­ ifferences. Most remarkably, there are no coins from the Rhineland and Frisia in East Pomeranian collections, but such coins represent 14 to 17 percent of hoards from Kuyavia and northern Mazovia. 04 percent, respectively) ones.

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