A BRONZE-AGE SETTLEMENT AT LIPTOVSKY TRNOVEC (Bronzezeitliche Siedlung von Liptovsky Trnovec)
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Chronology of finds from Liptovsky Trnovec corresponds to the oldest period of burying at the necropolis in Martin, which is synchronous with the BB2 (C1) phase. This dating was proved by a find of bronze bracelet from the Object 1 at Liptovsky Trnovec, with its shape and production manner typical of older phases of the Tumulus culture spread out on the territories of the Palatinate, Swabian Alps and Bohemia. Longer duration of the Tumulus-Post-Otomani tradition within the area under study is documented also by simultaneous occurrence (in the Object 55) of an amphora made in this style and decorated with lines of incisions and thin-walled vessels representing by its style the tradition of the Lusatian culture early phase. They are beakers decorated with big shallow imprints. The early Lusatian pottery in the upper Vah basin is dated to the BD-HA1 phase. Finds from the Spis region prove the style was spreading eastward with the incipient HA stage. The last stylistic tradition, which can be identified on pottery finds from Liptovsky Trnovec, is that applied on a vessel from the Object 68. Technological qualities (black outside surface and red insides) and way of decoration classify this vessel into the stylistic group that occurred in cultures with cannelured pottery in the Carpathian basin (e. g. the Gava and Kyjatice cultures). This vessel has been dated into the HA stage or a bit later. The settlement at the Ravence position in Liptovsky Trnovec was probably continuously settled during a longer time interval (the 16th - 11th centuries BC). During this period the style of pottery decoration on the settlement was gradually changing.
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