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18 Tentative Reconstruction of Coffins

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The tentative reconstruction of the forms of coffins is based on the finds of iron band-shaped fittings uncovered during exploration of eight inhumation burials from Site 1 at Bodzia. In the discussed set of iron coffin fittings, it is possible to distinguish three groups of different widths and shapes of the iron band. In the material from the cemetery at Bodzia, three basic types of coffin fittings have been distinguished. The statistics allow for the classification of the fittings into the following types: Type I-34 items; Type II-28 items; Type III-26 items. The angles at which the fittings are bent are crucial for reconstructing the coffins. The majority of the fittings were preserved fragmentarily, which considerably limited the possibility of determining their actual number and, often, the type of the bend. Tentative reconstructions of coffins were made for 8 burials. The discussed coffin was made of pine wood.

Keywords: Bodzia; coffins; iron band-shaped fittings; pine wood; Site 1; tentative reconstruction

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