In recent years more and more scholars have focused their attention on the problem of the provenance and distribution of horse-harness elements of the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age (Ha C-D) in Central and Western Europe in an attempt to compare them with similar objects from the vast areas of the Eurasian steppes. This research has provoked many different opinions and controversies. The main aim of this article is to summarise this research with special attention focused on bits and cheek-pieces, to show their distribution relative to other horse-harness elements and their role in the interpretation of the class of horse-warriors and horse-users in the societies of the Polish Bronze Age and Early Iron Age.
How to Cite:
Kruszynski, M., (1991) “Recent research on horse-harness of the Bronze and Early Iron Ages in Poland.”, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 2, p.8-16. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/pia.20