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Summary

The vase was found in Neolithic settlement at Bronocice by the Nidzica River in 1976 during the archaeological excavation. It contains an image of a vehicle with a shaft for a draught animal, and four wheels. Dated to ca 3500 BC.

Class:

  • Find
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Bronocice

Neolithic settlement

Bronocice

Neolithic grave

Szczotkowice

Bronze Age tumulus

Rosiejów, Eastern Tumulus

Trzciniec’ barrow - kurhan.

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Annotation

Bronocice clay pot was unearthed in Neollithic settlement of Funnelbeaker archaeological culture in Bronocice Village by the the Nidzica River (South Poland ) in 1976 during the archaeological excavation. It contains an image of a four wheeled vehicle with a shaft for a draught animal. Dated to ca 3500 BC by the radiocarbon method. It is the earliest known image of a wheeled vehicle.

  1. Sarah Bockmeyer, The earliest evidence of wheels and wagons in Neolithic Central Europe and the Early Bronze Age of the northern Pontic areas (3500 – 2200 BC) - http://www50.342222, 20.34916.academia.edu/24294429
  2. Xiang Wan, The Bronocice motif and the Chinese character nán 南 ‘South’- http://www.academia.edu/1089737