Title: Intentional Destruction of Inventory in Celtic Warrior Graves in the Middle Danube Region
(Intencionálne ničenie inventára v keltských bojovníckych hroboch zo stredného Podunajska)
Author: Zuzana Zetochová
Publication order reference: Zuzana Zetochová, Partizánska 67, 949 11 Nitra, Slovak Republic, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2019, vol.: 23, number: Supplementum, pages: 215-226
Abstract: Warriors represent a very special group from various perspectives. The grave assemblage is distinctive from other graves on cemetery. It is not reflected only in the presence of weapons and armour, but also in rituals performed before, during and after the burial. Some of these rituals are visible in the archaeological context, about some of them one can only speculate. This paper deals with the territory of the Middle Danube, which covers south-western Slovakia, Transdanubia (north-western Hungary), Moravia and Lower Austria. Data from the territory of Lower Austria and Moravia were, however, insufficient for any detailed analysis. The main problem is a small number of cremation graves belonging to warriors (only 9 graves). However the information about inventory deformation in graves from Lower Austria and Moravia territory is included in the text. Almost all graves contained destroyed weapons. Disturbed graves or graves with insufficient amount of written documentation were not included in the database.
Keywords: MIDDLE DANUBE REGION; CELTS; WARRIOR GRAVES; DESTRUCTION OF INVENTORY;