Bronze Age Beginnings – a Scalar View from the Global Outskirts

  title={Bronze Age Beginnings – a Scalar View from the Global Outskirts},
  author={Helle Vandkilde},
  journal={Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society},
  pages={1 - 27}
  • Helle Vandkilde
  • Published 19 August 2019
  • History
  • Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
This article tracks the formation of the rich and socially complex Nordic Bronze Age (NBA), c. 2000–1500 bc, by applying a scalar methodology and using the entrepôt and early metalworking site of Pile in Scania as its point of departure. By regarding the Bronze Age as an ancient example of globalisation, Island Melanesia at the outskirts of contemporary globalisation is first examined to provide an analogue to the Nordic entrepreneurial and maritime culture into which metallurgy was first… Expand
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