The volume presents hoards of metal objects of the Early Bronze Age in Bohemia. It concerns the Únětice culture, where the deposition of bronze artefacts was frequent in the later phase. The hoard finds are classified according to Paul Reinecke’s chronological system (phases A1, A2, A2/B1). The structure of the hoards reflects the position of Bohemia on the boundary line of two different production zones: the southern (Danubian) and the northern (the territory of the „northern“ Únětice culture). It is difficult to tell whether the hoards have a profane or ritual character ; a situation made worse by the frequently inadequate information on find circumstances. Over 2000 objects are analysed and the majority illustrated. The text is supplemented by tables presenting detailed data on the artefacts (metal composition, dimensions, weight etc.
Hortfunde der frühen Bronzezeit in Böhmen