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Making Metals and Moulding Society: A Global Perspective on the Emergence of Bronze Age Social Complexity
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Making Metals and Moulding Society: A Global Perspective on the Emergence of Bronze Age Social Complexity (Hardback)

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The emergence and spread of the Bronze Age continues to drive scholarly debate across many disciplines, from theoretical, funerary and economic archaeology to archaeometallurgy and social archaeology. This volume brings together leading experts from around the world looking at the Bronze Age as a global phenomenon.

Papers examine the emergence and spread of bronze metallurgy, its role in society and impact on developing economies. Case studies range from China through Europe and to Africa and South America. Each chapter highlights a particular region and its unique trajectories, while the book as a whole provides a fascinating overview of the richness and diversity of Bronze Age archaeology.

History & PoliticsArchaeologyArchaeology by period / regionPrehistoric archaeology Publisher: Oxbow Books Publication Date: 28/01/2021 ISBN-13: 9781789252057  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Thilo Rehren is Professor for Archaeological Materials and Director of the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center, Nicosia, Cyprus. His research focuses on the reconstruction and understanding of the technological processes related to the manufacture of metals, glass, glazes and ceramics. Jianli Chen currently works at the Department of Cultural Heritage Studies, Peking University

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