Bronze Razor from Lausanne-Vidy - 1000 BC3D Model
With its cemeteries from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, the Roman period and the Early Middle Ages, the site of Lausanne-Vidy is a must for reflections on the evolution of funerary practices from Prehistory to Antiquity, on a Swiss and European scale. For the period from 1060 to 700 B.C., these practices were very well studied and understood thanks to the numerous discoveries of tombs along the Chavannes road. In total, some thirty graves scattered over nearly 600 m2 were unearthed, revealing a complex staging of the dead. The razor presented here was found in 1987 in the cremation grave. It is the only one of its kind found in Vidy and indicates the presence of a young man. It may be a marker of social rank. It is always difficult to judge the social importance of such an object; the fact that it is unique does not necessarily indicate a particular status, but could be a marker of the age of the deceased who was passing from childhood to adulthood. Lenght 13.8 cm. Scan by Onsitu.