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By Andrzej Buko

Bodzia is likely one of the such a lot attention-grabbing archaeological discoveries of the post-war interval in Poland. it's one of many few cemeteries in Poland from the time of the origins of the Polish kingdom. the original personality of this discovery is especially on the grounds that a small, elite inhabitants used to be buried there. The burials there integrated humans whose origins have been attached with the Slavic, Nomadic-Khazarian and Scandinavian milieus. For the 1st time the proof from this region is given prominence.
This e-book is designed in most cases for readers outdoors Poland. The reader is available a suite of chapters, combining analyses and syntheses of the resource fabric, and a dialogue of its etno-cultural and political importance. The authors formulate new hypotheses and ideas, which placed the discoveries in a broader ecu context.

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In that respect, the book is not an excavation report (such a publication will appear in Polish), but rather a collection of chapters, combining analyses and syntheses of the source material, and discussing its significance. Their authors—eminent specialists in their subjects—formulate new hypotheses and ideas, which put the discoveries in a broader European context. The First Part, entitled The Area of the Middle and Lower Vistula River Valley between the 10th–11th Centuries: Archaeology and History, consists of two texts.

Many of them are unique in medieval Europe. In Chapter 12, Tomasz Sawicki presents the results of the analyses of iron objects. They include a rich collection of coffin fittings and mounts, as well as their locks. The following sections turn to leather (Anna B. Kowalska, Chapter 13), antler, as well as ceramic, wooden, and stone artifacts (Kinga Zamelska-Monczak, Chapters 14, 15). In this connection it is worth recalling the interesting issue of the symbolic funerary references ascribed to some wooden and stone containers.

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). Włocławek bowl is a very rare example of pre-Romanesque art with decoration inspired by the story of Giddeon in the Old Testament (Book of Judges 7–8).

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