The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

Hardcover | September 6, 2013

EditorAnthony Harding, Harry Fokkens

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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age is a wide-ranging survey of a crucial period in prehistory during which many social, economic, and technological changes took place. Written by expert specialists in the field, the book provides coverage both of the themes that characterize theperiod, and of the specific developments that took place in the various countries of Europe. After an introduction and a discussion of chronology, successive chapters deal with settlement studies, burial analysis, hoards and hoarding, monumentality, rock art, cosmology, gender, and trade, as well as a series of articles on specific technologies and crafts (such as transport, metals, glass,salt, textiles, and weighing). The second half of the book covers each country in turn. From Ireland to Russia, Scandinavia to Sicily, every area is considered, and up to date information on important recent finds is discussed in detail.The book is the first to consider the whole of the European Bronze Age in both geographical and thematic terms, and will be the standard book on the subject for the foreseeable future.

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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age is a wide-ranging survey of a crucial period in prehistory during which many social, economic, and technological changes took place. Written by expert specialists in the field, the book provides coverage both of the themes that characterize theperiod, and of the specific developments that...

Anthony Harding is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Exeter and Harry Fokkens is Chair of European Prehistory at Leiden University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:984 pagesPublished:September 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of illustrationsList of tables1. Harry Fokkens and Anthony Harding: IntroductionPart I: Themes in Bronze Age archaeology2. Benjamin W Roberts, Marion Uckelmann and Dirk Brandherm: Old Father Time: the Bronze Age chronology of Western Europe3. Volker Heyd: Europe 2500 to 2200 BC: Between expiring ideologies and emerging complexity4. Marc Vander Linden: A little bit of history repeating itself: a brief review of theories on the Bell Beaker phenomenon5. Joanna Bruck and Harry Fokkens: Bronze Age settlements6. Mads Kahler Holst: Burials7. Richard Bradley: Hoards and the deposition of metalwork8. Timothy Darvill: Monuments and monumentality in Bronze Age Europe9. Mike Parker Pearson, Peter Marshall, Josh Pollard, Colin Richards, Julian Thomas, and Kate Welham: Stonehenge10. Janet Montgomery and Mandy Jay: The contribution of skeletal isotope analysis to understanding the Bronze Age in Europe11. Joanna Bruck and David Fontijn: The myth of the chief: prestige goods, power and personhood in the European Bronze Age12. Marie Louise Stig Sorensen: Identity, gender and dress in the European Bronze Age13. Nick Thorpe: Warfare in the European Bronze Age14. Joakim Goldhahn: Rethinking Bronze Age cosmology a North European perspective15. Joakim Goldhahn and Johan Ling: Bronze Age rock art in Northern Europe contexts and interpretations16. Geoffroy de Saulieu: Rock carvings and Alpine statue-menhirs, from the Chalcolithic to the Middle Bronze Age: reflections on social process17. Robert Johnston: Bronze Age fields and land division18. Laszlo Bartosiewicz: Animals in Bronze Age Europe19. Hans-Peter Stika and Andreas G. Heiss: Plant cultivation in the Bronze Age20. Anthony Harding: Trade and exchange21. Robert Van de Noort: Seafaring and riverine navigation in the Bronze Age of Europe22. Marion Uckelmann: Land transport in the Bronze Age23. Tobias L. Kienlin: Copper and bronze: Bronze Age metalworking in context24. William O Brien: Bronze Age copper mining in Europe25. Barbara Armbruster: Gold and gold working of the Bronze Age26. Joanna Sofaer, Lise Bender Jorgensen and Alice Choyke: Craft production: ceramics, textiles and bone27. Julian Henderson: Glass and faience28. Anthony Harding: Salt production in the Bronze Age29. Christopher Pare: Weighing, commodification and moneyPart II: The Bronze Age by region30. Benjamin W. Roberts: Britain and Ireland in the Bronze Age: farmers in the landscape, or heroes on the high seasa31. Harry Fokkens and David Fontijn: The Bronze Age in the Low Countries32. Claude Mordant: The Bronze Age in France33. Vicente Lull, Rafael Mico, Cristina Rihuete Herrada and Roberto Risch: Bronze Age Iberia34. Vicente Lull, Rafael Mico, Cristina Rihuete Herrada and Roberto Risch: The Bronze Age in the Balearic Islands35. Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri: Peninsular Italy36. Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri: The Bronze Age in Sicily37. Fulvia Lo Schiavo: The Bronze Age in Sardinia38. Franco Nicolis: Northern Italy39. Philippe Della Casa: Switzerland and the Central Alps40. Albrecht Jockenhovel: Germany in the Bronze Age41. Henrik Thrane: Scandinavia42. Janusz Czebreszuk: The Bronze Age in the Polish Lands43. Lubos Jiran, Milan Salas and Alexandra Krenn-Leeb: The Czech Lands and Austria in the Bronze Age44. Klara Markova with Gabor Ilon: Slovakia and Hungary45. Biba Terzan, with Snjezana Karavanic: The Western Balkans in the Bronze Age46. Kristina Mihovilic: Castellieri-Gradine of the Northern Adriatic47. Nikolaus Boroffka: Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria48. Hermann Parzinger: Ukraine and Russia in the Bronze Age