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2014 | 62 | 183-188
Article title

Szacunek dla faktów. Refleksje przy lekturze książki Andrzeja Kokowskiego Starożytna Polsk

Title variants
EN
Respect for facts. Reflection on reading the book Starożytna Polska (Ancient Poland) by Andrzej Kokowski
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The book entitled Starożytna Polska (Ancient Poland) by Andrzej Kokowski, published in 2005, has given rise to these comments – strictly speaking the fragments devoted to settlements in the chapter Kultura przeworska po wielkich wojnach (The Przeworsk culture after great wars) and to problems of ancient metallurgy. The reading of this extensive book, discussing several centuries of our prehistory, namely the period from the third century before Christ to the end of antiquity, evokes mixed feelings. The book arouses interest, but it also includes – apart from some valuable and reliable – poorly documented, unconfirmed pieces of information. On just a few selected pages of the book, the author repeatedly departs from the truth, rather nonchalantly treating the available research material. He presented rather unfortunate, not to say invented interpretations of the settlement in Imielin (among others, he interpreted a feature filled with production waste as a building and remains of calcining kilns as fireplaces) and he did not quote more reliable interpretations. And as regards iron metallurgy, he uncritically repeated after other researchers their unconvincing views, not founded on the documentation.
Year
Volume
62
Pages
183-188
Physical description
Dates
issued
2014
Contributors
References
  • Bielenin K. 1992. Starożytne górnictwo i hutnictwo żelaza w Górach Świętokrzyskich. Kielce.
  • Orzechowski S., Wichman T. 2006. Badania powierzchniowe na obszarze świętokrzyskiego centrum hutniczego – próba oszacowania liczby stanowisk produkcyjnych. (W:) S. Orzechowski, I. Suliga (red.), 50 lat badań nad starożytnym hutnictwem świętokrzyskim. Archeologia – metalurgia – edukacja. Kielce, 75-89.
  • Tomczak E. 1993. Materiały z osady z późnego okresu rzymskiego w Mysłowicach-Imielinie, woj. Katowice, stanowisko 16. Rocznik Muzeum Górnośląskiego w Bytomiu. Archeologia 13, 7-132.
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
0079-7138
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-3775dc27-17ed-444e-89c3-9a3cb713facb
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