Big-Men and Small Chiefs: The Creation of Bronze Age Societies

  title={Big-Men and Small Chiefs: The Creation of Bronze Age Societies},
  author={Rune Iversen},
  journal={Open Archaeology},
  pages={361 - 375}
  • R. Iversen
  • Published 20 December 2017
  • History
  • Open Archaeology
Abstract This paper investigates to what extent the significant material changes observable at the end of the Neolithic reflect transformations of the underlying social dynamics. Answering this question will help us to understand the formation of Bronze Age societies. The analysis concerns southern Scandinavia with a certain focus on Denmark. The assumption is that the creation of Bronze Age societies must be understood as a long formative process that partly originated in the culturally… 

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