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This collection of eighteen papers, presented at a conference held at the University of Birmingham in 1997, analyses the production and use of metals and metal objects across western and eastern Europe. Contents: Supply and circulation of metals in Bronze Age Europe (Christopher Pare); Circulation of copper in Early Bronze Age mainland Greece (Maria Kayafa, Sophie Stos-Gale & Noel Gale); Trade in metals in the Bronze Age Mediterranean (Sophie Stos-Gale); Buried metal in Late Minoan inheritance customs (Eva Baboula); Circulation of metals and the end of the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean (Susan Sherratt); Sicilian hoards and protohistoric metal trade int he central West Mediterranean (Claudio Giardino); Copper supply for Frattesina (Mark Pearce); Metallurgy and social dynamics in the later prehistory of Spain (Margarita Diaz-Andreu & Ignacio Montero); A model for the Atlantic final Bronze Age in the Iberian Peninsula (Richard Harrison & Alfredo Mederos Martin); Mining, processing and distribution of Bronze (Stefan Winghart); Ritual violence in Late Bronze Age hoards (Louis Nebelsick); Metal circulation, communication and traditions of craftmanship in late Bronze Age and early Iron Age Europe (Christoph Huth); Hoarding and the circulation of metalwork in late Bronze Age Denmark (Koen Verlaeck); Late Bronze Age axe hoards in western and northern Europe (Regine Maraszek); Bronzes in the Baltic and in North-East Europe (Andrzej Pydyn); Introduction to weight systems in the Bronze Age (Hanne Lassen); Balance weights from the Late Bronze Age shipwreck at Uluburun (Cemal Pulak); Weight systems and exchange networks
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Book Description Oxbow Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Hardback with a slight bump to the spine, otherwise in Near Fine condition. No dustwrapper, as issued. First edition, VERY SCARCE copy, with pp280, with b&w illustrations, diagrams, maps and index. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Contains bibliographic references. Bronze and the Bronze Age / Christopher Pare -- Circulation of copper in the early Bronze Age in mainland Greece : the lead isotope evidence from Lerna, Lithares and Tsoungiza / Maria Kayafa, Sophie Stos-Gale and Noel Gale -- Trade in metals in the Bronze Age Mediterranean : an overview of lead isotope data from provenance studies / Sophie Stos-Gale -- 'Buried' metal in late Minoan inheritance customs / Evanthia Baboula -- Circulation of metals and the end of the Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean / Susan Sherratt -- Sicilian hoards and protohistoric metal trade in the central West Mediterranean / Claudio Giardino -- Metals make the world go round : the copper supply for Frattesina / Mark Pearce -- Metallurgy and social dynamics in the later prehistory of Mediterranean Spain / Margarita DĂaz-Andreu and Ignacio Montero -- Patronage and clientship ; a model for the Atlantic final Bronze Age in the Iberian Peninsula / Richard Harrison and Alfredo Mederos MartĂn -- Mining, processing and distribution of bronze : reflections on the organization of metal supply between the northern Alps and the Danube region / Stefan Winghart -- Rent asunder : ritual violence in late Bronze Age hoards / Louis Nebelsick -- Metal circulation, communication and traditions of craftsmanship in late Bronze Age and early Iron Age Europe / Christoph Huth -- Hoarding and the circulation of metalwork in late Bronze Age Denmark : quantification and beyond / Koen Verlaeckt -- Late Bronze Age axe hoards in western and northern Europe / Regina Maraszek -- Value and exchange of bronzes in the Baltic area and in north-east Europe / Andrzej Pydyn -- Introduction to weight systems in the Bronze Age east Mediterranean : the case of Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios / Hanne Lassen -- Balance weights from the late Bronze Age shipwreck at Uluburun / Cemal Pulak -- Weight systems and exchange networks in Bronze Age Europe / Marisa Ruiz-Gaˇlvez. Seller Inventory # 007426