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Wooden trapsThe technology, which has remained the same since the Bronze Age
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Wooden traps

Generally, objects made from organic material rarely preserved. These two wood traps are also unusual because they are the only finding of their kind in wider area. The traps are incredibly interesting due to their technology, which has remained the same since the Bronze Age up to modern times.

The traps are turned upside down. A light-weight animal probably didn't trigger the trap, while a human would simply release it should they get caught. They were a type of leg-hold trap mainly used for hunting large wild game, mainly red deer.
Object: Wooden traps from Ljubljana Marsh
Description: Traps for wild game hunting
Date/Period: Early Middle Ages
Material: Wood
Location of find: Ljubljana Marsh
Inv. No.: B 5042 a and b

See short documentary on traps

Further reading

  • Timotej Knific: Medieval Stories from the Crossroads. Exhibition catalogue. Ljubljana 2017, pp. 76–77.
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