AENEOLITHIC COPPER ARTIFACTS FROM THE AREA OF CENTRAL SILESIA
The paper deals with the comparative analysis of Aeneolithic copper battle-axes found in Central Silesia on the wide background of SE and Central Europe and presents typological, technological and spatial analyses of the described battle-axes.Two phases of appearance of copper battle-axes were established. The first one - dated to the Early Aeneolithic - was connected with influences of the Varna (Vidra type) and Vinca (Plocnik type) cultures. The early battle-axes are spread through Southern Poland. The second phase is connected with influences of Polgar circle cultures. Battle-axes from this culture center reached even Northern part of Poland (Kuyavien). Battle-axes of the Szekely-Naduvar type were concentrated only in SE Poland. The question of the reasons of the presence of the earliest battle-axes in Southern Poland are not clear yet.
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