Some remarks on the typology of Bronze Age disc-butted axes in light of a bronze hoard and an axe variant
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The study focuses on Bronze Age disc-butted axes in the Carpathian Basin, providing an evaluation of the type group based on the second hoard from Kvasovo/Kovászó in Transcarpathia/Zakarpattia Oblast (Ukraine). The related analysis revealed that, in contrast to the previous interpretation, B3c axes (in Ion Nestor’s system) represent a separate strain of evolution, developing from B1-type disc-butted axes in the core distribution area of the Suciu de Sus/Felsőszőcs/Stanovo culture in the Upper Tisza Region. This result questions the relevance of all current typo-chronological classifications of disc-butted axes, calling for a re-evaluation.