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Five huge Bronze Age axes have turned up in a field in Boest near Nørre Snede in Jutland, the museum writes in a press release.
And when they say huge, they mean huge. The axes are around twice the size of those usually found, explains Rassmann, who doesn't hesitate to compare the find to winning Champions League.
The axes date from 1600 BCE, which makes them one of the earliest Bronze Age finds in Denmark.
It can be seen that there were two, chronologically separate, lines of introduction or transfer of the razor idea from the eastern Mediterranean to northern Europe. The spread of the two-edged razor to Central and Western Europe including Britain and Ireland took place just before or around 1500 BC. The one-edged razor arrived in Scandinavia in the decades before 1400 BC. The two ‘time-slots’ of transfer from the Mediterranean of two types of razors indicate the use of specific long distance networks that were probably in existence beforehand.
Representations of oxhide ingots in Scandinavian rock art: the sketchbook of a Bronze Age traveller?
Johan Ling and Zofia Stos-Gale
Bronze Age trade networks across Europe and the Mediterranean are well documented; Baltic amber and bronze metalwork were particularly valued commodities. Here it is argued that demand for copper and tin led to changes in Scandinavian trade routes around 1600 BC, which can be linked to the appearance of figurative rock art images in southern Scandinavia. Images identified as oxhide ingots have been discovered in Sweden and suggest that people from Scandinavia were familiar with this characteristically Mediterranean trading commodity. Using trace element and lead isotope analysis, the authors argue that some bronze tools excavated in Sweden could have been made of Cypriot copper; these two discoveries suggest that Scandinavians were travelling to the Mediterranean, rather than acting through a middle man.
originally posted by: punkinworks10
a reply to: Xcathdra
I will admit that when I was eleven, based on Looney tunes , I prepared Hausenphepher , or stewed wabbit in vinegar. OMG what a terrible dish.