ABOUT PRISMATIC ANTLER PENDANTS FROM SÂNTANA DE MUREŞ-CERNJACHOV CULTURE

Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology. 2014;1(1) DOI 10.14795/j.v1i1.10

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology

ISSN: 2360-266X (Online)

Publisher: Mega Publishing House

Society/Institution: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

LCC Subject Category: Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology | History (General) and history of Europe: History (General): Ancient history

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Ciucălău Daniel (Botosani County Museum)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

<p>In Sântana de Mureș-Cernjachov culture we distinguish numerous influences that have targeted not only the material aspects of daily life but also the spiritual life of its different ethnic components. Since the IVth century are signaled in the graves of women and children  a series of prismatic pendants made of antlers decorated with circles, which were seen by some scholars, such as J. Werner and I. Ionita as replicas of type Herkuleskeule amulets.  They were adopted in the Germanic world as symbols of the god Thor / Donau.  In this article we make a presentation of this type of amulets discovered in some of the cemeteries datated in the IVth century researched in Romania and Republic of Moldova.</p>