17 Sep 2020

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle

How do you organise a conflict in the thousands without writing? Detailed write up on findings from what seems to be a Bronze Age battlefield.

“If our hypothesis is correct that all of the finds belong to the same event, we’re dealing with a conflict of a scale hitherto completely unknown north of the Alps,” says dig co-director Thomas Terberger, an archaeologist at the Lower Saxony State Service for Cultural Heritage in Hannover. “There’s nothing to compare it to.” It may even be the earliest direct evidence—with weapons and warriors together—of a battle this size anywhere in the ancient world.

Gotta respect the scientist who drops 'hitherto unknown' into an interview.