Publisher description for The making of bronze age Eurasia / Philip L. Kohl.


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This book provides an overview of Bronze Age societies of western Eurasia through an investigation of the archaeological record. Philip Kohl outlines the long-term processes and patterns of interaction that link these groups together in a shared historical trajectory of development. Interactions took the form of the exchange of raw materials and finished goods, the spread and sharing of technologies, and the movements of peoples from one region to another. Kohl reconstructs economic activities from subsistence practices to the production and exchange of metals and other materials. Kohl also argues forcefully that the main task of the archaeologist should be to write culture-history on a spatially and temporally grand scale in an effort to detect large, macro-historical process of interaction and shared development.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Bronze age -- Eurasia.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Eurasia.
Eurasia -- Antiquities.