Gundestrup (Jutland) in Bavaria
- For an international look at Gundestrup
I'd like to recommend
SEM-Identification and Documentation
of Tool Marks and Surface Textures on the
Gundestrup Cauldron, Recent Advances in the
Conservation and Analysis of Artifacts. 1987.
The Bergquist-Taylor article on the cauldron
in Antiquity, March 1987.
- --- In gothic-l@y..., "Bertil Haggman" <mvk575b@t...> wrote:
> This enigmatic bowl has variously been attributedA large amount of material has been published on the Gundestrup
> to the Celts, Goths and Thracians.
> Looking at the phalera from Gundestrup and comparing to
> ones found in Rawalpindi and on Sark Island in the English
> Channel, one could well find a Eurasian link. Where and who
> made Gundestrup is not clear.
kettle. It is Thracian-Celtic and belongs likely to the late La Tene
culture. The Goths have not even the slightest thing to do with it.
They turned up in the region were the kettle was made some 500 years
>No, what is questionable is your insistance that the cauldron is
> The Sark Island cauldrons were found in 1718 and are now
> lost but detailed drawings exist.
> There could even be Gothic-Indian links. First from India to
> the Goths in Thrace, where the cauldron most likely was made,
> and thence to Denmark. The deities on the cauldron are
> pancultural so the connection to the Celts is very questionable.
Gothic or even Indian, which flies in the face of every serious
research. These hapless attempts to prove a Scandinavian origin of
the East Germanic Goths casts a very dubious light on the few serious
people left who believe in that theory as well.