SMITHS' GRAVES (SITE 1/22) FROM A CEMETERY OF THE PRZEWORSK CULTURE AT KORYTNICA, POWIAT JEDRZEJÓW, SWIETOKRZYSKIE VOIVODESHIP
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The cemetery of the Przeworsk culture at Korytnica, powiat Jedrzejów contains two sites with smith's tools, Grave No. II from the end of the Early Pre-Roman Period and Grave 4/2001 from Phase B2 of the Roman Period. The latter can be identified as the burial site of a bronze- and goldsmith. The Korytnica assemblage is presented here against the background of similar finds from Central Europe. Further discussion addresses two points, the possible use of mock tools as grave gifts in the burial rite and the range of specializations pursued by craftsmen generally known as smiths. The extant inventory of the two graves offers one more proof of the relatively high level of economic development of the Przeworsk culture communities in the microregion of the Upper Nida River.
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