The Info List - Oksywie Culture

The Oksywie
culture (ger. Oxhöft-Kultur) was an archaeological culture that existed in the area of modern-day Eastern Pomerania around the lower Vistula
river from the 2nd century BC to the early 1st century AD. It is named after the village of Oksywie, now part of the city of Gdynia
in northern Poland, where the first archaeological finds typical of this culture were discovered. Archaeological research during the past recent decades near Pomerania in Poland
suggests that the transition of the local component of the Pomeranian culture
Pomeranian culture
into the Oksywie
culture occurred in the 2nd century BC. A connection with the Rugii
has been suggested.[by whom?][citation needed] Like other cultures of this period, the Oksywie
culture related to La Tène cultural characteristics, and possessed traits typically shown from the Baltic cultures. Oksywie
culture's ceramics and burial customs indicate strong ties with the Przeworsk culture. Men only had their ashes placed in well made black urns with fine finish and a decorative band around. Their graves were supplied with practical items for the afterlife such as utensils and weapons. Typically buried with the man, this culture would also place swords with one-sided edge, and the graves were often covered or marked by stones. Women's ashes were buried in hollows and supplied with feminine items. Notes[edit]


(in German) Oxhöftkultur (in German) Andrzej Kokowski "Archäologie der Goten" 1999 (ISBN 83-907341-8-4)

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1919–1939 (Polish Corridor) Free City of Danzig
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Archaeological cultures

Hamburg Maglemosian Ertebølle-Ellerbek Linear Pottery Funnelbeaker Havelland Corded Ware Comb Ceramic Nordic Bronze Age Lusatian Jastorf Pomeranian Oksywie Wielbark Gustow Dębczyn (Denzin)


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Major demographic events

Migration Period Ostsiedlung WWII flight and expulsion of Germans Post-WWII settlement of Poles
and Ukrainians

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West Germanic

Low German

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Kashubian Slovincian



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(in German) Marija Gimbutas. "The Bronze and the Early Iron Age of the E