The project’s PhDs Marieke and Sabrina are currently working together with Prof. David Fontijn and network specialist David Schoch on a case study about Early/Middle Bronze Age swords in Northern Europe and the Middle Rhine region.
Right now we are busy collecting data about period IB swords from both graves and depositions, including the objects that were originally combined with the swords. This study will shed light on the practice and significance of the deposition of swords and we hope to share the results with you in the future.
Currently, there is an exhibition at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden about the history of swords, where some of the most spectacular swords from our research region are displayed. Don’t miss it!
Text and pictures by Marieke Visser/Sabrina Autenrieth