The earliest traces of metallurgy in Greater Poland

Tuyère from Kotowo, Poland

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https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.50.9

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Funnel Beaker culture, Lengyel-Polgár complex, metalworking workshops, copper

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During rescue excavations at Site 1 in Kotowo in 1958, a ceramic tube was discovered in a feature of the Funnel Beaker culture. Currently, XRF analysis suggests that it is a ceramic tuyère associated with copper processing. The feature, radiocarbon dated to 3911–3714 BC (68.3% probability), most likely housed a metalworking workshop. The artefact from Kotowo has several analogues in the Polish lands, mainly from sites of the Lengyel-Polgár culture. With a clear and well-documented cultural context, it testifies to the existence of the oldest metallurgical workshop so far known in the Funnel Beaker culture.

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Published

25.07.2023

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Żurkiewicz, D., Stróżyk, M., Garbacz-Klempka, A., Szmyt, M., & Silska, P. (2023). The earliest traces of metallurgy in Greater Poland: Tuyère from Kotowo, Poland. Documenta Praehistorica, 50, 2–15. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.50.9

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