Noémi Beljak-Pažinová – Ján Beljak – Jakub Godiš

Title: Understanding the Late and Final Bronze Age settlement at Zvolen, Pustý hrad site. The expression of pottery

(Hradisko z mladšej a neskorej doby bronzovej na Pustom hrade vo Zvolene. Výpoveď keramiky) – pdf


Abstract: The study presents the settlement at the Pustý hrad Castle in Zvolen-Upper castle area in the Late and Final Bronze Age through the expression of pottery. The assemblage includes the diagnostic ceramic material found during systematic excavation since 2016. The amount and variability of the culturally heterogeneous pottery collection document the intense presence and movement of people at this hillfort in the Urnfield culture period. A thorough analysis of the pottery allowed the specification of the basic settlement phases from the Late Bronze Age (stage HA1) to the beginning of the Hallstatt period (stage HC1), which corresponds with the period approx. from the 12th to the 8th century BC. Highland settlement at Upper castle site belongs to a system of hillforts established at geographically favourable sites in the mountainous region of the Slovenské stredohorie mountains at the end of the Bronze Age.


Author: BELJAK PAŽINOVÁ, Noémi – GODIŠ, Jakub – BELJAK, Ján


DOI: 10.17846/SHN.2023.27.S.88-113


Publication order reference:

Noémi Beljak Pažinová – Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Katedra archeológie, Hodžova 1, 949 01 Nitra, Slovak republic, mail:

Jakub Godiš – Ján Thain Museum in Nové Zámky, Pribinova 6, 940 62 Nové Zámky, Slovak republic, mail:

Ján Beljak – Archaeological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Akademická 2, 949 21 Nitra, Slovak republic, mail:


Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2023, vol.: 27, number: Supplementum, pages: 88-113


Keywords: Pustý hrad site; Upper castle; Late and Final Bronze Age; Urnfield cultural groups; pottery;


Language: English