Deathly Treasures. The Socioeconomic Interpretation of Jewellery from the Context of Mongol Invasion Hoards and Burials.
Maria Vargha, MA MA (Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien)
R I N G V O R L E S U N G
Dienstag, 2. Mai 2017 um 18 Uhr c.t.
Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Franz Klein Gasse 1, Seminarraum 12 (1. Stock)
This paper examines one specific hoard horizon, which is connected to the Mongol invasion of Hungary (1241-42). It addresses issues concerning hoard finds and material culture, and examines how finds are related when found in different contexts. By comparing hoards related to a single historical event to a contemporaneous site – containing a village, a church, and a cemetery – assessments can be made regarding how hoards reflect social issues such as stratification, wealth, status, and fashion.