Things took warriors of the bronze age on the battlefield?

The history of humanity is literally imbued with violence, because without bloody wars is not treated almost centuries. Archaeologists from time to time find a place large-scale battles and one of them is located in the valley of the German river Tollense that is located 160 kilometers North of Berlin. Excavations at the site conducted since 1996, and since then scientists have found there many pieces of weapons from wood and metal, as well as more than 12 000 human bones. In 2016 from the bottom of the divers got something really interesting personal belongings of one of the soldiers. The discovery was described in the journal Science.

According to the head of research Thomas Terberger, find personal belongings of a warrior thousands of years ago is a huge opportunity for archaeologists. Apparently, originally things were kept in a bag or small chest, which over time disintegrated and disappeared completely. Among the personal belongings of the warrior archaeologists estimate 31 the subject. From the bottom of the river, from the interior many years of dirt, the scientists took out a knife, awl, chisel and other articles of bronze.

Objects of the bronze age

Previously, these bronze items were found in the southern part of Central Europe, in the graves of warriors of high rank. According to scientists, this finding is an evidence that large-scale battles some soldiers had to travel thousands of miles. This path was obviously extremely difficult and demanded that the soldiers of cohesion and a high level of social organization, because in those times there was no reliable means of communication and well-paved roads.

Excavations in the valley of the German river Tollense

Initially, the archaeologists found it quite difficult to determine the age of artifacts. But then, hundreds of meters away from the place of discovery personal belongings of a soldier, archaeologists managed to dig up arrowheads and human bones. They were located at the same level of dirt, and bronze objects, which suggests that they had been immured under the earth in the same period of time. By examining bones and other finds under a microscope and x-rays, the researchers found that all of these objects date back to about 1300 BC.

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