Bronze Age solid-hilted swords (2024)

Data creator : Léonard Dumont [1] [2]
Data collector : Léonard Dumont [1] [2]
[1] : Archéologie, Terre, Histoire, Sociétés (UMR 6298) (Université de Bourgogne)
[2] : Ghent University
Description :
Inventory of European Bronze Age solid-hilted swords. The dataset provides information regarding the provenance, context, typology and production techniques of the investigated swords.
Discipline :
archaeology (humanities)
Access details :
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General metadata

Data acquisition date : from 1 Sep 2015 to 2 Jul 2022
Data acquisition methods :
  • Derived or compiled data :
    The inventory is based on published material (e.g. in the Prähistorische Bronzefunde) completed by new data produced during different research stays in museums.
  • Observational data :
    Data acquisition regarding production techniques relied on the observation of the artefacts and their examination using X-ray radiography and micro tomography.
Update periodicity : no update
Language : French (fra)
Formats : application/pdf, application/x-bibtex, text/csv
Audience : University: master, Research, Informal Education


Spatial coverage :

  • Europe (continent): latitude between 63° N and 34° N, longitude between 12° W and 35° E

Time coverage :

  • Âge du Bronze: between 2300 yr before common era and 800 yr before common era
Publications :
  • Production et circulation des épées à poignée métallique de l'âge du Bronze en Europe occidentale (hal:tel-03815132)
Collection :
Project and funder :
Additional information :
This dataset was produced during L. Dumont's PhD, carried out under joint supervision between UBFC and Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) between 2018 and 2022. Information regarding chronology as well as typological and technological classifications are available in the dissertation (available at
Record created 6 Mar 2024 by LĂ©onard Dumont.
Last modification : 8 Mar 2024.
Local identifier: FR-13002091000019-2024-03-06.


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Terms of use
Université de Bourgogne, Université de Franche-Comté, UTBM, AgroSup Dijon, ENSMM, BSB, Arts des Metiers