RESEARCHES ON THE WEIGHT OF SCYTHIAN ARROWHEADS FROM THE HALLSTATT HILLFORT IN SMOLENICE-MOLPIR
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In the year 2006, the researches on the weight of bronze arrowheads of the so-called Scythian type from the hillfort in Smolenice-Molpir (southwestern Slovakia) have brought to light some new interesting facts. The hillfort was excavated in the late 1960s and 1970s by S. and M. Dusek. They found nearly 400 bronze arrowheads of the Scythian type with two or three wings or of three-edged shape. By the authoress of this article, the researches showed that these arrowheads belong to the different tribes of the riding nomads, which destroyed the settlement in the late 7th century BC. The analysis of distribution of the different weights of arrowheads (light: 2-3 g; middle: 3-4 g; heavy: more than 4 g) resulted in following: In some areas of Smolenice-Molpir hillfort with the stronger fortification, (for example the gate III), the arrowheads with a higher weight were found than in the other areas with less fortification. Furthermore, no connection between the weight and the arrowhead special type has been found. This fact is very surprising and it signifies that the weight of an arrowhead depends on material, not on his shape.
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