Cmentarzysko kultury kurhanów wschodniolitewskich z okresu wędrówek ludów w Vilkiautinis na Litwie w świetle badań z 1913 roku
Instytut Archeologii, Uniwersytet Jagielloński
Data publikacji: 28-01-2020
Wiadomości Archeologiczne 2019;LXX:133–172
In 1913, Stefan Krukowski excavated a cemetery at Vilkiautinis (former Wysokie) in southern Lithuania. The cemetery belonged to the people of East Lithuanian Barrow Culture and was used mostly in the late phase I (2nd/3rd – half of the 5th c.) and phase II (half of 5th – 6th/7th c.) of this culture. 22 barrows were excavated containing 18 graves. Four inhumation graves belong to the oldest group, while the cremation graves found in Vilkiautinis (14 in all) are relatively younger. Currently, preserved sources (41 objects of 65 survived, kept in the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw) allow us to recover knowledge about this cemetery. The example of the Vilkiautinis cemetery is further proof of the importance of archive studies in the archaeology of the Balts. It is an essential complement to the research conducted on this cemetery in the second half of the 20th century.