Bradatica from the Strzelińskie Hills
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The excavations in the Strzelińskie Hills, regularly conducted for more than 10 years led to discoveries of many interesting sites. In 2015 was examined the area of the Borowe Skałki located on the slopes of the Gromnik – the highest peak of the Strzelińskie Hills. In the vicinity of the rock outcrops were encountered traces of settlements from the Upper Palaeolithic, the Mesolithic, the Iron Age as well as the early and late Middle Ages. Also an iron battleaxe, the so-called bradatica was found associated with the Great Moravian infl uence. This artefact belongs to relatively rare fi nds. From the area of south-west Poland it is the seventh battleaxe of this type, and yet one of the best preserved. This fi nd sheds a new light on the other artefacts from the early Middle Ages in the Strzelińskie Hills, which allow to identify new links between this part of the Sudetes Foreland an the Great Moravian sphere of infl uence.
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