Corners of local archeology 02. “Clearly Slavs…”

I studied archeology at three Central European universities, and although the curricula differ, some traditions of German empirical research are constant: the designation of Kosinna’s Siedlungsarchaeologie as the invention of the devil and the belief in the study of material shard culture as the bearer of civilization and ethnicity. Perhaps there is no more paradox than this statement. The second phenomenon in Czech, Slovak and Polish archeology leads to manic labeling of primitive pottery decorated with a wavy line as demonstrably Slavic (Danube typus, Luka rajkoveckaja, Tornow pottery …). Remember – what has a wavy line is Slavic …. (!)

What astonishment awaits researchers from the Central European scientific stud farm visiting Kyrgyz archaeological depository?

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