View Full Version : Corded and Battle Axe

Thursday, September 29th, 2005, 04:19 AM
I've been wondering this for some time now: What is corded, and what is the battle axe type? I've seen a few pictures of battle axe, but the only thing I know about them is their lofty height and large build. Any info or links would be appreciated!

Thursday, September 29th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Corded and Battle Axe is based on the prehistoric cultures in Central and Eastern Europe which were determined by a long-narrow, narrow faced and, different from typical modern Skandonordids, quite high skull. The skull was even oftentimes higher than broad and they had extremely specialised, very progressive features. They were quite leptomorphic build and might be result of mixture and local selection in the Neolithicum. Some Nordid types, especially Eastnordid ones, are still quite close to this original type, but this people mostly expanded in all direction (Thuringia was a centre) and get lost in the mixtures which they influenced.