Funeral customs in the bronze age
A dominant culture in the Late Bronze Age, which started around 1300 B.C., was one whose name originated from a characteristic tradition. The name Culture of the urn field actually originated from the following burial custom: the deceased were traditionally burned and their ashes were kept in earthen vessels called žare in Croatian, which were then buried in earthen pits (graves) within spacious cemeteries.
This burial custom is associated with the sun cult, and cemeteries indicate best how widespread this central European culture was. It is interesting that according to what we know so far, this practice spread some fifty kilometres further south of Karlovac.