Main Article Content
The most popular area of research interest regarding the weaponry is the sphere of typological classification of individual types of weapon, aimed at the issues of the origin and chronology of articular items. The role of weaponry in the society to which an archaeological site that produced weapons was attributed to is also investigated, or even its role in a wider context, within a particular cultural circle the community was part of. From the point of view of history, such research area seems more interesting and extends beyond common, nevertheless necessary and useful, analysis of sources. There are a number of premises to demonstrate that beside the basic function of weaponry, it was also meant to emphasise the social status of its owner. The evidence showing that weaponry played such a role is known since the Upper Palaeolithic; it was also mentioned several times in Homeric epics.
Ten utwór jest dostępny na licencji Creative Commons Uznanie autorstwa 4.0 Międzynarodowe.