IRON AGE HORSE HARNESS FOUND BY ACCIDENT IS OLDEST IN CEE, SAY ARCHAEOLOGISTS

IRON AGE HORSE HARNESS FOUND BY ACCIDENT IS OLDEST IN CEE, SAY ARCHAEOLOGISTS

The harness and the axe may have been hidden during a period of conflict or migration. The heavy items may have been buried as they could have been slowing down a horse.

It seems likely that whoever buried the valuable items intended to return and retrieve them at some point but was unable to do so. They would likely have been re-used. It is assumed that the Synthian harness would have been re-melted and used in the manufacture of other items.

The harness and the axe have been removed and they will be analyzed by an interdisciplinary team. Their efforts may reveal more Iron Age secrets. In Science in Poland , Sosnowski explains that these studies will allow experts “among other things, to determine the exact time when the treasure was buried.”

Thanks to the accidental find by the archaeologist and his metal detector , the harness is expected to eventually go on display in a local museum.

The harness and the axe may have been hidden during a period of conflict or migration. The heavy items may have been buried as they could have been slowing down a horse.

It seems likely that whoever buried the valuable items intended to return and retrieve them at some point but was unable to do so. They would likely have been re-used. It is assumed that the Synthian harness would have been re-melted and used in the manufacture of other items.

The harness and the axe have been removed and they will be analyzed by an interdisciplinary team. Their efforts may reveal more Iron Age secrets. In Science in Poland , Sosnowski explains that these studies will allow experts “among other things, to determine the exact time when the treasure was buried.”

Thanks to the accidental find by the archaeologist and his metal detector , the harness is expected to eventually go on display in a local museum.



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