Germanic Graves from Caka and Gbelce. Contribution to the Settlement of Southwestern Slovakia in the Roman Period
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The aim of this article is to present the finds from the necropolises in Caka and Gbelce, situated in the river Hron basin, in a connection with the contemporary life and at the same time to define their chronology and their position among the burial places of the Barbaricum in the central Europe. The finds from Caka and Gbelce are very important in the context of settlement of the lower river Hron basin in the Roman period as well as in the connection with the known historical events (the Marcomanic Wars) and the consequent cultural changes in the north Pannonian limit the artefacts that prove lively the inter-regional Teutonic contacts in the period around the Marcomanic Wars. These contacts can be observed northward with the region of the Przewor and Wielbar cultural circles as well as northwestward with the space of the Polabian cultural circle. The intensive contacts also with Roman provinces are documented by numerous Roman imports the grave equipment. During the Marcomanic Wars the Quadi took also the central river Hron basin, central Ipel basin and the territory southward the Danubian bend near the present-day town of Vac in northern Hungary. The so-called eastern Quadi enclave was established.
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