Bruszczewo

Snapshots of a Bronze Age settlement

Jutta Kneisel and Johannes Müller

The site Bruszczewo is a stroke of luck for Central European archeology. An international excavation team, led by the universities of Kiel and Poznań, has since 1999 been able to uncover one of the most important early Bronze Age central settlements. Due to excellent organic preservation not only ceramics, stone tools and bronzes are preserved, but much of the wooden wedge over mighty oak piles to the house wall. Important questions can therefore be answered: How did the population live 3700 years ago? How was the village organized? What was produced like? What did the clothes look like? Who did you know? Who was buried like where? And: why was the settlement abandoned?

Wachholz Verlag 2012
ISBN 978-3-529-01798-8