Tribe and Polity in Late Prehistoric Europe

Tribe and Polity in Late Prehistoric Europe

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During HaA-HaB, many settlements were established in Silesia and in the central part of Poland, and their stability seems to be confirmed by the existence of regional groups and subgroups, by long-lasting colonies, and by long-used burial grounds, located at large settlements. At the end of HaB, many pre-Scythian elements occurred in this area, only partly influenced by the Cimmerians . During that period the peoples living north of the Carpathian and Sudeten Mountains remained very dependent on the productive and cultural circle south of the Carpathians, with which they maintained strong connections . The Lusatian settlement zone , apart from its increasing internal stability, also tended to extend its range . A partition of the Lusatian Culture, which had appeared earlier , became more pronounced under the strong influence of the East Hallstatt cultural and productive center in the eastern Alpine region , and the so-called amber route . The eastern zone of the Lusatian Culture remained under the influence of the Carpathian center, while the western zone was strongly influenced by the pre-Celtic (Bylanska or Horakowska) and northern Illyrian (Calon denberian) cultures. In HaD2' ca. 520-500 B.C., this latter area was the site of an armed incursion of Scythian groups coming from the east through the Karpacka Valley. The most characteristic features of the western zone include its own varieties of more general Hallstatt traits , such as fortified settlements (which date from HaA in the Lusatian Culture) , production of iron (done domestically since HaD), and decorated pottery.However, the major fortified sites such as Gergovie have no evidence of intensive occupation before the mid first ... the ABVDOS group in Berry; in silver and bronze, the Berry a#39;Sword groupa#39; and the Arvernian series inscribed EPAD ... evidence of the pre-Conquest use in part of the region of both cast and struck bronze issues, including the aquot;Wolf heada#39; series which may be a local product ( Nash 1978b).

Title:Tribe and Polity in Late Prehistoric Europe
Author:D. Blair Gibson, M.N. Geselowitz
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-11


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