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The ‘island of silver veins’: an overview of the earliest metal and metalworking in Sardinia

Pearce, Mark

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Prof MARK PEARCE mark.pearce@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Mediterranean Prehistory



Abstract

This paper presents a review of our knowledge of the earliest phases of metal use and working in Sardinia, based where possible on radiocarbon chronology. It covers the cultural periods from the late Neolithic Ozieri to the Copper Age Monte Claro phase. I suggest that in contrast to continental Italy, the earliest metalwork in Sardinia seems to be used for display. It is striking that metal use and working seems to emerge in Sardinia later than in mainland Italy, despite the island’s rich metal resources.

Citation

Pearce, M. (2018). The ‘island of silver veins’: an overview of the earliest metal and metalworking in Sardinia. Metalla, 23(2), 91-111

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 12, 2018
Publication Date May 17, 2018
Deposit Date May 29, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 18, 2018
Journal Metalla
Print ISSN 0947-6229
Electronic ISSN 0947-6229
Publisher Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Pages 91-111
Keywords Sardinia; early metallurgy; copper; silver; lead
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51075
Related Public URLs https://www.bergbaumuseum.de/en/archive-metalla/item/metalla-23-2-2017
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf





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