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Sacrifice of military equipment

One of the ZBSA’s core study areas is the re-evaluation and publication of earlier archaeological research relating to the sacrifice of military equipment during the Roman Iron Age and the Migration Period, a phenomenon only found in southern Scandinavia and northern Germany. The typological, chronological, social and religious aspects of the comprehensive find material are analysed and the specifically ritual aspects of each category of finds are investigated in the context of cultural history. This project is expected to end in 2020, although the ZBSA will continue to be responsible for this field of research.

This Research Priority is assigned to the Strategic Research Area ► Man and Artefact.

Elements of military equipment from Thorsberg Moor (finished)
Dr. Suzana Matešić
GIS-assisted evaluation of war booty offering sites
Dr. Ruth Blankenfeldt
Nydam mose – weapons
Dr. Andreas Rau
Personal equipment from Thorsberg bog (completed)
Dr. Ruth Blankenfeldt
The horse harnesses from Thorsberg Moor (completed)
Dr. Nina Lau
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