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    DescriptionThe Bronze Age was a formative period in European history when the organisation of landscapes, settlements, and economy reached a new level of complexity. This book presents the first in-depth, comparative study of household economy and settlement in three micro-regions: the Mediterranean (Sicily), Central Europe (Hungary), and Northern Europe (South Scandinavia). The results are based on ten years of fieldwork in a similar method of documentation, and scientific analyses were used in each of the regional studies, making controlled comparisons possible. The new evidence demonstrates how differences in settlement organisation and household economies were counterbalanced by similarities in the organised use of the landscape in an economy dominated by the herding of large flocks of sheep and cattle. This book's innovative theoretical and methodological approaches will be of relevance to all researchers of landscape and settlement history.


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    Title
    Organizing Bronze Age Societies
    Subtitle
    The Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Scandanavia Compared
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Timothy K. Earle, Edited by Kristian Kristiansen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521764667
    ISBN 10: 0521764661
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    Illustrations note
    70 b/w illus. 1 map 16 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Timothy Earle is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. His scholarship focuses on the emergence of chiefdoms, and he has conducted field research in Hawaii, the Andes, Denmark, and Hungary. He is the author of several books, most recently Chiefdoms: Power, Economy, and Ideology, How Chiefs Come to Power, and Bronze Age Economics. Kristian Kristiansen is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Gothenburg. He is an honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Society of Antiquaries of London, and the European Association of Archaeologists, which awarded him the European Archaeological Heritage Prize in 2005. He is the author of Europe before History, Social Transformations in Archaeology (with Michael Rowlands), and The Rise of Bronze Age Society (with Thomas B. Larsson), which was awarded best scholarly book in 2007 by the Society for American Archaeology.
    Review quote
    'The ambition shown here is all too rare in archaeology.' The Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction: theory and practice in the late prehistory of Europe Timothy Earle and Kristian Kristiansen; 2. The palaeo-environment of Bronze Age Europe Charles French; 3. Regional settlement pattern Magnus Artursson; 4. Settlement structure and organization Timothy Earle and Michael J. Kolb; 5. Households Marie Louise Sorensen; 6. Subsistence strategies Maria Vretemark, Hans-Peter Stika and Brigitta Berzsenyi; 7. Technology and craft Joanna Sofaer; 8. Organizing Bronze Age societies: concluding thoughts Timothy Earle and Kristian Kristiansen.