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Title: Pielgrzymowice – A Przeworsk culture iron smelting site from the Roman period in Silesia

Subtitle:

Przegląd Archeologiczny T. 67 (2019)

Publisher:

Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk ; Ośrodek Badań nad Kulturą Późnego Antyku i Wczesnego Średniowiecza

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Description:

ill. ; 29 cm

Type of object:

Journal/Article

Abstract:

In 2013 and 2014 fieldwork was carried out in the Widawa valley near Namysłów (Opole voivodeship) to investigate sites with iron smelting slag assumed to belong to Przeworsk culture. It was supposed that these surface sites dated back to the late pre-Roman Iron Age (phases A1–A3) and thus belonged to the earliest Przeworsk culture. To verify this chronological classification, we conducted surveys at various sites and investigated the structure of iron smelting and especially its chronological position at the Pielgrzymowice site (municipality Wilków) by trial trenching. This paper presents the results of geophysical and archaeological as well as archaeobotanical investigations. Our studies in Pielgrzymowice show that iron smelting was carried out during the middle to late Roman period and under no circumstances during the late pre-Roman period. This unambiguous result is based on radiocarbon data from the lowest charcoal layer of a furnace and is supported by further absolute data from features in the surrounding area. The furnaces are those with a ‘very big’ slag pit, which are typical for the Roman period in Silesia and are themselves a relative means for chronological classification.

Relation:

Przegląd Archeologiczny

Volume:

67

Start page:

177

End page:

230

Detailed Resource Type:

Article

Resource Identifier:

0079-7138 ; 67.2019.009

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P III 149 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 272 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P III 353 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Access:

Open

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