Bronocice Funnel Beaker Vessel with Wagon Motif: Different Narratives


  • Sarunas Milisauskas University at Buffalo, SUNY 380 MFAC Ellicott Complex Buffalo NY 14261-0026 USA
  • Janusz Kruk Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences, 17 Sławkowska St., 31-016 Cracow, Poland
  • Kathryn Hudson University at Buffalo, SUNY 380 MFAC Ellicott Complex Buffalo NY 14261-0026 USA



Bronocice, Funnel Beaker, wagon, pottery, imagery


Excavations at the Polish site of Bronocice uncovered a vessel with a wagon motif in a late Funnel Beaker pit that dates to 3405 BC and also contained animal bones, flint artefacts and potsherds typical of the Funnel Beaker phase BR III. This article introduces the Bronocice site, provides an overview of the Bronocice vessel and its imagery, and presents some of the significant interpretations of the vessel. It also briefly considers the issues inherent in interpretation of ancient imagery and suggests ways to avoid imposing modern paradigms on ancient imagery.


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Milisauskas, S. ., Kruk, J., & Hudson, K. . (2019). Bronocice Funnel Beaker Vessel with Wagon Motif: Different Narratives. Archaeologia Polona, 57, 233–240.