Historical knowledge

The grave goods

Finds from the graves of the Single Grave Culture reflect new fashions in weaponry and personal jewellery. Amber was coveted and amber jewellery was worn by both men and women. Other raw materials were not abundant. Apparently the supplies of high quality flint from the flint-rich areas of north and east Denmark were cut off.

Flint axe and pottery vessel from man's grave at Malle, Horne, southwest Jutland.

Brothers in ams?

Some graves contained the bodies of two men, who were buried together. This could indicate a special brotherhood, which meant that the two met their deaths together. In the grave at Torupgårde, southwest Jutland, lay the bodies of two men with identical equipment: a battle axe, two amber discs and a flint blade.

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