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Medieval Weapons from Ruhotyn Hillfort (Korneshty) and the Military Science of the Bulgarian State in the IX Century


Authors:
Vitaliy Kalinichenko Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

Pages: 78-91

Abstract:

The article analyzes the objects of medieval weapons found during the research of Ruhotyn hillfort (Korneshty). In the hillfort found a significant number of armaments action of varioust a distant battle and outfit rider and horse. This fact demonstrates the originality and importance of the hillfort. Arms ranged from hillfort offers over 150 different types of arrowheads, and many quivers details that allow reconstructing the past. Weapons melee of hillfort presented details of bladed weapons, among which deserve special attention pommel handle and sword chapes elements bladed weapons. Armament found on the hillfort, are numerous analogues in the materials of the First Bulgarian state and reflect the complex and contradictory processes that took place in Eastern Europe in the VIII-IX centuries.

Keywords:

hillfort, weapons, arrowheads, quiver.

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