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Images about the Late Dutch Bronze Age
I hereby wish to thank Mr. Sander van Houthum for his help in making this site possible.
All findings are from the Netherlands, unless otherwise specified.
Late Bronze Age palstave (U.K.?)
Late Bronze Age socketed axe (U.K.?)
Typical Middle Bronze Age British or Western-Dutch (Voorhout) axe.
Scandinavian Bronze Age razors were frequently decorated with symbols which had a religious meaning.
Bronze Dutch "Bombenknopf-" or "onion-" pins, Ockstadt type. Some of them could have contained a small pebble. Dates unknown. From left to right:
Bracelets, 8th century B.C.E., Onstwedde.
Socketed chisels, 8th century B.C.E., Deurne.
Uddelerveen, Bronze Age, bronze torc
Bronze findings at Berg-en-Terblijt, 1000 B.C.E.
Solid hilted bronze swords
An overview of bronze axes during the Bronze Age
a) flat axe
Late Bronze Age types of swords:
The remains of Emmer-Erfscheidenveen Man were found in 1938 in the southern part of Drenthe in the Netherlands. The body was poorly preserved, but the remains of his woolen undergarment survive. The textile is executed in a plain tabby weave and is decorated with embroidery along the hem. The man lived in the second half of the Bronze Age, sometime between 1310 and 1050 B.C. (Drents Museum,
I have reconstructed the shoes and tested them in all kinds of wheather; they prooved to stay dry in 15 cm of mud and warm enough during -15oC (no socks...)
Like many other Bronze and Iron Age findings from the Westeuropean prehistory, the following "Hunze-Eems" objects were also sacrificed and thrown into a moor.
Vadsby, Denmark: bronze anvil to make (gold?) threads, about 900 or 800 B.C.E.
Bargeroosterveld, Late Bronze Age, about 800 B.C.E., bronze bracelets
Havelte, 8th century B.C.E., bronze mould with newly casted bronze axe
Drouwen (top) and Havelte, 8th century B.C.E. bronze casting remains from socketed axes
Bronze T-knifes, 800 - 700 B.C.E., Hardenberg, Appelscha, Valthe, Vroomshoop
More bronze "T" - knifes
Bronze melting in the Archeon (archaeological theme park, Netherlands) without charcoal, 1996