Bronze Age Metalwork: Techniques and traditions in the Nordic Bronze Age 1500-1100 BC

  title={Bronze Age Metalwork: Techniques and traditions in the Nordic Bronze Age 1500-1100 BC},
  author={Heide W N{\o}rgaard},
Novel Geometric Morphometric (GMM) Application to the Study of Bronze Age Tutuli
In this paper, we examine the morphological diversity of the tutuli object group from the earlier Nordic Bronze Age (henceforth NBA) – an often over-looked object group despite their abundance
The Ølby Woman: A Comprehensive Provenance Investigation of an Elite Nordic Bronze Age Oak-Coffin Burial
The Early Nordic Bronze Age oak coffin burials include some of Europe’s best preserved human remains. Although traditional typological examinations thereof have not always found clear foreign
Worship or weight? A Bronze Age ‘goddess with a necklace’ from River Tollense (NE Germany)
Abstract The Tollense valley in northeast Germany is well known for its substantial evidence indicating a violent conflict dated to the early 13th century BC (Period III of the Nordic Bronze Age).
Shifting networks and mixing metals: Changing metal trade routes to Scandinavia correlate with Neolithic and Bronze Age transformations
This study sheds decisive light on how the Nordic Bronze Age was founded on metal imports from shifting ore sources associated with altered trade routes, and British metal plays a central role during this period.
More Bronze Age less bronze: copper axes in the late Bronze Age hoard from Karmin, Poland
Abstract A Late Bronze Age hoard from Karmin, Poland, contained 16 socketed axes, half of which were made of copper. The copper axes represent the same local type as the bronze objects and bear the
The Organisation and Practice of Metal Smithing in Later Bronze Age Europe
During the later Bronze Age in Europe (c. 1500–800 BC), the archaeological visibility of the production and consumption of bronze increases substantially. Yet there remains a significant imbalance
Casting in the Longhouse: the Organization of Metalworking at Late Bronze Age Settlements in South-eastern Sweden
Traces of bronze casting – fragmented moulds and crucibles – frequently occur at Late Bronze Age settlements. These traces are often assumed to represent utilitarian domestic production, in contras
On the trail of Scandinavia’s early metallurgy: Provenance, transfer and mixing
This study uses trace element and isotope analyses of copper-based artifacts in combination with substantial typological knowledge to profoundly illuminate the contact directions, networks and routes of the earliest metal supplies.