For Gods or men? A reappraisal of the function of European Bronze Age shields
Barry Molloy Antiquity 83, No. 322 (December 2009): 1052–1064.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
Are the imposing, decorated copper-alloy shields of Bronze Age Europe symbolic objects or functioning weapons? The author undertakes new analysis and experiments to conclude that whether bronze, leather or wood, all shields had a range of purpose in which the ceremonial and homicidal could rarely be completely isolated.