Iron Age cemetery unearthed in Poland
Published on November 11th, 2013 | by Admin0
“We studied 151 graves, which contained cremated ashes of the dead. Descendants spared no gifts in the form of pottery for the last journey – we counted more than a thousand vessels” – told PAP Marcin Krzepkowski, head of research.
Cremated remains were usually placed in urns. A common practice observed in the studied cemetery was covering urns with bowls, putting some vessels upside down , or putting them on the side and placing the scoops and cups in large ceramic containers. Grave pit, in addition to an urn and a bowl covering it, usually contained a dozen or so vessels. In a few cases, their number reached 40.
Story: PAP | Photo: M. Krzepkowski