Bronze age oak coffin graves archaeology and dendro dating
A thin, hard layer of iron pan always separated the two parts, sealing the coffin on all sides and thus hindering decay. Recent analysis of the wool textiles from the famous Egtved oak coffin burial in Denmark indicated that the wool had been obtained from beyond Denmark.Was this an isolated case or evidence of a large-scale wool trade in the Danish Bronze Age?Holes in the bottom of each coffin point in the same direction, presumably aimed at leading water away from the buried person. a girl about sixteen years old was interred in the hollow of a 3-meter-long oak trunk at Egtved in south-central Jutland. "Reading Dress: The Construction of Social Categories and Identities in Bronze Age Europe." Journal of European Archaeology 5, no. The fully dressed body was placed extended on the back, looking toward the rising sun and wrapped in a large oxhide.