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L’età del Rame in Liguria (2020)
Journal Article
Maggi, R., & Pearce, M. (in press). L’età del Rame in Liguria. Rivista di Scienze Preistoriche,

There is very little archaeological evidence for Copper Age material culture in Liguria. The paper begins with a review of our knowledge of: lithics, beads, pottery, copper artefacts and statue-stele. Close relations are indicated with Provence and n... Read More about L’età del Rame in Liguria.

Liguria: aperture e chiusure di un’isola fra due pianure (2020)
Journal Article
Maggi, R., Binder, D., Panelli, C., Gabriele, M., Pearce, M., Rossi, S., & Rowley-Conwy, P. (2020). Liguria: aperture e chiusure di un’isola fra due pianure. Rivista di Scienze Preistoriche, 70(S1), 83-97

This paper discusses Neolithic and Copper Age Liguria, Braudel’s ‘island’, a mountain chain situated between the Mediterranean and the Po plain. The Neolithic colonisation of western Liguria and the Mediterranean coasts of France happened a short ti... Read More about Liguria: aperture e chiusure di un’isola fra due pianure.

La miniera di Monte Loreto dal Neolitico all’alto Medioevo (2020)
Journal Article
Campana, N., Maggi, R., & Pearce, M. (in press). La miniera di Monte Loreto dal Neolitico all’alto Medioevo. Rivista di Scienze Preistoriche,

This paper discusses prehistoric copper mining at Monte Loreto. Work between 1996 and 2004 by the then Archaeological Superintendency of Liguria and Dept of Archaeology, University of Nottingham (UK), had two main aims: 1) in collaboration with the... Read More about La miniera di Monte Loreto dal Neolitico all’alto Medioevo.

Frattesina and the later Bronze Age – Early Iron Age metals trade: the absolute chronology of smelting sites in the Trentino – Alto Adige/Südtirol (2020)
Journal Article
Pearce, M., Bellintani, P., & Nicolis, F. (2020). Frattesina and the later Bronze Age – Early Iron Age metals trade: the absolute chronology of smelting sites in the Trentino – Alto Adige/Südtirol. Padusa, Bollettino del Centro Polesano, 55, 67-86

We present 15 new 14C dates for copper smelting sites in the Trentino, together with 31 published dates for smelting sites in the region. Smelting may have already begun in the sixteenth century cal BC and continued until the ninth century cal BC. Th... Read More about Frattesina and the later Bronze Age – Early Iron Age metals trade: the absolute chronology of smelting sites in the Trentino – Alto Adige/Südtirol.

L'atlante inedito di Chierici: gli albi e le carte di distribuzione dei ritrovamenti preistorici nel contesto europeo (2020)
Journal Article
Pearce, M. (in press). L'atlante inedito di Chierici: gli albi e le carte di distribuzione dei ritrovamenti preistorici nel contesto europeo. Bullettino di Paletnologia Italiana, 100,

At his death in 1886, Gaetano Chierici was preparing an Atlante della paletnologia del Reggiano (Atlas of the prehistory of the province of Reggio Emilia), which he probably intended should include his unpublished Albo of 14 lithographic plates of si... Read More about L'atlante inedito di Chierici: gli albi e le carte di distribuzione dei ritrovamenti preistorici nel contesto europeo.

Perceiving Mining Landscapes: Metallurgical Origins and the Perception of Resources in the Landscape (2020)
Book Chapter
Pearce, M., & Maggi, R. (in press). Perceiving Mining Landscapes: Metallurgical Origins and the Perception of Resources in the Landscape. . Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut - Abteilung Rom

In Liguria, in north-west Italy, copper mining starts soon after a transformation in the Neolithic economy – the opening up of upland pastures for summer grazing – and seems to be contemporary with the exploitation of other mineral resources, such as... Read More about Perceiving Mining Landscapes: Metallurgical Origins and the Perception of Resources in the Landscape.

Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape: A study of three communities (2020)
Book
Kilby, S. (2020). Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape: A study of three communities. University of Hertfordshire Press

This compelling new study forms part of a new wave of scholarship on the medieval rural environment in which the focus moves beyond purely socio-economic concerns to incorporate the lived experience of peasants. For too long, the principal intellectu... Read More about Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape: A study of three communities.

L’inizio della seconda fase della coltivazione del rame nel Trentino – Alto Adige/Südtirol nel XVI secolo a.C. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Pearce, M., Bellintani, P., & Nicolis, F. (in press). L’inizio della seconda fase della coltivazione del rame nel Trentino – Alto Adige/Südtirol nel XVI secolo a.C

This paper examines our evidence for the date of the beginning of the second phase of copper production in the south-eastern Alps. Lead isotope analysis evidence for artefacts from North Germany and Scandinavia shows the presence in that area of obje... Read More about L’inizio della seconda fase della coltivazione del rame nel Trentino – Alto Adige/Südtirol nel XVI secolo a.C..

Linking Law: Viking and Medieval Scandinavian Law in Literature and History (2020)
Journal Article
Ruiter, K. (2020). Linking Law: Viking and Medieval Scandinavian Law in Literature and History. The Historian, 8-12

This short magazine article highlights ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship which has cast light on the surprisingly sophisticated world of Viking-Age and Medieval Scandinavian law and its wide-ranging influence in these societies.

Butrint 5: Life and Death at a Mediterranean Port: the non-ceramic finds from the Triconch Palace (2019)
Book
Bowden, W. (2019). Butrint 5: Life and Death at a Mediterranean Port: the non-ceramic finds from the Triconch Palace. Oxford: Oxbow Books

This is the second volume arising from the 1994-2003 excavations of the Triconch Palace at Butrint (Albania), which charted the history of a major Mediterranean waterfront site from the 2nd to the 15th centuries AD. The sequence (published as Butrint... Read More about Butrint 5: Life and Death at a Mediterranean Port: the non-ceramic finds from the Triconch Palace.

The Curse of the pXRF: the Negative Consequences of the Popularity of Handheld XRF Analysis of Copper-Based Metal Artefacts (2019)
Journal Article
Pearce, M. (2019). The Curse of the pXRF: the Negative Consequences of the Popularity of Handheld XRF Analysis of Copper-Based Metal Artefacts. Metalla, 24(2), 81-85

In this paper I shall explore some of the negative consequences of the current popularity of portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) analysis. There is no doubt that this portable device, which can be taken to museums and sites, has revolutionised the stu... Read More about The Curse of the pXRF: the Negative Consequences of the Popularity of Handheld XRF Analysis of Copper-Based Metal Artefacts.

Different strokes: judicial violence in Viking-Age England and Scandinavia (2019)
Journal Article
Ruiter, K., & Ashby, S. P. (2019). Different strokes: judicial violence in Viking-Age England and Scandinavia. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 14, 153-184. doi:10.1484/j.vms.5.116393

This paper takes a fresh look at the use of judicial violence in the societies of Viking-Age England and Scandinavia. Using interdisciplinary methodologies, it considers legal, historical, literary, and archaeological evidence for judicially-prescrib... Read More about Different strokes: judicial violence in Viking-Age England and Scandinavia.

The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere (2018)
Journal Article
Bennett, C. E., Thomas, R., Williams, M., Zalasiewicz, J., Edgeworth, M., Miller, H., …Marume, U. (2018). The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere. Royal Society Open Science, 5(12), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180325

© 2018 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. Changing patterns of human resource use and food consumption have profoundly impacted the Earth's biosphere. Until now, no individual taxa have been suggested as distinct and characteristic new mor... Read More about The broiler chicken as a signal of a human reconfigured biosphere.

Domestic buildings: understanding houses and society (2016)
Book Chapter
King, C. (2016). Domestic buildings: understanding houses and society. The Routledge handbook of material culture in Early Modern Europe. , (111-125). London: Routledge

This chapter argues that understanding consumption must involve contextualising objects; the built environment has often been treated as a passive backdrop or container for new goods in the early modern world, rather than a socially, economically and... Read More about Domestic buildings: understanding houses and society.