On Two Traditions of Crafting Metal Razors with Bifurcated or Truncated Tips in the Bronze Age

Keywords: razors with bifurcated or truncated ends; crafting traditions; cultural and territorial contexts

Abstract

It seems fundamental, combining the findings of Ye.M. Chernykh and V.S. Bochkariov, to emphasize (besides chronology) on discordant cultural and territorial contexts for metal razors with bifurcated or truncated tips of two genetically related traditions of the Bronze Age, almost corresponding to the two types distinguished by V.S. Bochkariov. In Central and Western Europe, there is a noticeable tendency to enlarge razor cutouts with time. In more eastern regions in Sabatynivka time, razors having comparatively few earlier analogues with small cutouts of different depth, up to truncated tips, are mainly characteristic of: the Eurasian Metallurgical Province (in particular, Loboikivka-Derbeden zone of metallurgy); the eastern zone of the cultural circle of Valykova (relief-band) ceramics (in particular, Berezhnovka-Maivka Timber-grave culture); the Râșești-Chervonyi Maiak-Dichevo (mainly) zone of metallurgy in the Eurasian Metallurgical Province (razors with larger cutouts); partially, to some cultures of the western and contact zones of the cultural circle of Valykova ceramics, in particular, Noua, Sabatynivka, Coslogeni. In the Final Bronze Age, razors with small cutouts of different depth prevail in the Carpathian-Danube region.

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Published
07.04.2020
How to Cite
ChernienkoY. (2020). On Two Traditions of Crafting Metal Razors with Bifurcated or Truncated Tips in the Bronze Age. Eminak: Scientific Quarterly Journal, (1(29), 364-378. https://doi.org/10.33782/eminak2020.1(29).398
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Bronze Age