Urn field culture, Bronze Age Ceramic Urn vessel, urn - 200×200×120 mm

Urn field culture, Bronze Age Ceramic Urn vessel, urn - 200×200×120 mm
1500 - 600 v. Chr. - Germany

Urn vessel
Found approx. in 1930 in the area of Fulda
Restored around 1960
Old collection
Almost only smooth surface
3 parallel lines all around
Very rare in this quality
The restoration is easily visible
Amendments were made at the top and at the sides with plaster and paint. Both can be removed if someone wants to restore it professionally without traces
There were fire remnants in the urn, these are supplied

From the late Neolithic era to the Iron Age (from about 2900 BC to about 450 BC) it was customary to bury the dead in burial mounds and so-called 'urn fields'. A part of
this period is sometimes also referred to as the time of the Urnfield Culture. The graves are exclusively cremation graves, characterised by a sober grave ritual with usually scarce grave goods. The cremation remains are buried in a burial pit. This can be done in several ways: in an urn (with or without the remains of the pyre), in a perishable container of organic material (e.g. a cloth), or just loose in the pit together with the pyre debris ("fire remains grave").
The burial pit was either simply covered ("flat grave") or covered with a burial mound. The use of flat graves and / or burial mounds has regional differences. Sometimes there was a round burial mound dug, a circle ditch and / or a pile wreath placed. In the Bronze Age, the hills were usually larger (diameter: 10 m to 35 m) and higher (up to 3 m) than during the Iron Age (diameter: 3 m to 10 m). In addition to burial mounds, 'long beds' can also occur in these cemeteries. These are long, oval grave monuments 15 to 20 m long and 5 to 6 m wide. The size of the cemeteries vary from a few dozen to more than 100 graves. Especially in the Iron Age some rich graves seem to reflect social differences. It’s an example of this grave field of "De Rieten" in Wijshagen, where the deceased were buried in bronze urns and with some rich gifts.
Many urn fields remained in use for several successive generations. These grave fields were embedded in wider cultural landscapes, with settlements and farms,
field complexes (including the so-called "Celtic Fields"), cult places, etc. Often the
urn fields and burial mounds were reused in a later period (e.g. the Roman period or
even the Middle Ages).

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Lot details
Urn field culture, Bronze Age
Urn vessel, urn
200×200×120 mm
Century/ Timeframe
1500 - 600 v. Chr.
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