Vol. 69 No. 3 (2017)
Research Article

Earrings with spherical pendants, disc brooches and the beginning of early medieval inhumation burials in east-central Europe

Jiří Macháček
Ústav archeologie a muzeologie, Filozofická fakulta, Masarykova univerzita, Arne Nováka 1, CZ-602 00 Brno

Published 01-10-2017

Keywords

  • Moravia,
  • Bavaria,
  • Early Middle Ages,
  • burial ritual,
  • ornaments,
  • female burials
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How to Cite

Macháček, J. (2017). Earrings with spherical pendants, disc brooches and the beginning of early medieval inhumation burials in east-central Europe. Archeologické Rozhledy, 69(3), 476–492. https://doi.org/10.35686/AR.2017.26

Abstract

The study addresses the relationships between Moravia and south Germany in the Early Middle Ages. Among the many social phenomena influenced by mutual contacts, the work in particular discusses the change in the burial ritual. Among other things, this social process can also be connected with the spread of Late Merovingian earrings with spherical pendants and disc brooches. The beginnings of cultural influence stretches back far into the 8th century, when the first inhumation graves appear in Moravia. The women that were also buried in these graves wore Alemanni and Bavarian ornaments.

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