Early metallurgy in Iberia and the western Mediterranean
Bartelheim, Martin; Pearce, Mark
Prof MARK PEARCE email@example.com
Professor of Mediterranean Prehistory
This chapter explores early metallurgy and metalwork in Iberia and the western Mediterranean, focusing on the metal-using phase known as ‘Chalcolithic’. After providing a background on the Iberian peninsula and its potential importance for early metallurgy, the discussion turns to the earliest treatment of copper ores in the region and the socioeconomic context of early metallurgy. It then looks at the earliest use of copper artefacts in Italy and the Italian peninsula c. 4500–3500 BC, as well as Mediterranean France. Finally, it examines the social role played by copper artefacts and metallurgy in the late Neolithic and Chalcolithic societies of the western Mediterranean.
|Publication Date||Mar 26, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Book Title||The Oxford handbook of Neolithic Europe|
|APA6 Citation||Bartelheim, M., & Pearce, M. (2015). Early metallurgy in Iberia and the western Mediterranean. In J. Harding, C. Fowler, & D. Hofman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of Neolithic EuropeOxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545841.001.0001|
|Keywords||Chalcolithic; Copper; Mining; Metallurgy; Economy; Society|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
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