RESULTS OF EXCAVATIONS ON THE LARGE CEMETERY AT PIKULE, COMMUNE JANÓW LUBELSKI - CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDIES OF THE YOUNGER PRE-ROMAN PERIOD IN POLAND (German title - below)
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(Title in German - 'Ergebnisse der Forschungen auf der grossen Nekropole in Pikule, Gemeinde Janów Lubelski - Beitrag zu den Studien uber die jungere vorromische Eisenzeit in Polen'). The author of the article described results of the archaeological rescue excavations conducted on the crematory cemetery from the younger pre-Roman Iron Age in Pikule, Janów Lubelski commune, Lublin province. It was discovered in 1990 and excavated during two seasons in 1991 and 1992. He informs us also about the history of the amateur discoveries of many pieces of the weapons and the implements (with farming tools as well) vulnerable from the scientific and exhibit reasons. These amateur 'excavations' have been transformed after a time into a mass robbery activity of the militaria-searcher. The main part of this work concerns problems connected with the interpretation of the archaeological structures recognized by the author as remains of the crematory cemetery graves.This theory was partially supported during successive excavation works in 1996-2000. That fully scientific interpretation is calling into question by some archaeologists looking at this space as for the offering place. So the crematory cemetery or the offering place? The answer a question the author is trying in further part of the work. The different problem is to find possible relation between the Pikule archaeological site and the Poienesti-Lukasevka culture cemeteries in the Moldavia, representative of this taxonomic unit.
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