No. XXIII (1992)

Amber Beads of the Tyrins Type

Aleksandar Palavestra
Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Published 01.12.1992


  • Tiryns type,
  • amber beads,
  • Late Bronze Age,
  • Mediterranean Region,
  • Balkans,
  • Baltic amber,
  • prehistoric Europe
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How to Cite

Palavestra, A. (1992). Amber Beads of the Tyrins Type. Balcanica - Annual of the Institute for Balkan Studies, (XXIII), 381–391. Retrieved from


Tiryns type amber beads have been found on archaeological sites of the Late Bronze Age in the Mediterranean and its hinterland, and are dated to the 12th and 11th century B. C. Infrared spectroscopy proved that those beads are made of Baltic amber, and the distribution of the Tiryns type beads in the Balkans, Italy and Mediterranean sheds new light on the cultural and trade contacts in the prehistoric Europe.


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