Copper Working Technologies, Contexts of Use, and Social Complexity in the Eastern Woodlands of Native North America

  title={Copper Working Technologies, Contexts of Use, and Social Complexity in the Eastern Woodlands of Native North America},
  author={Kathleen L. Ehrhardt},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  • K. Ehrhardt
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Journal of World Prehistory
The creative ways in which native North American peoples of the Eastern Woodlands utilized copper throughout prehistory present provocative contrasts to models of Old World metallurgical development. Archaeological approaches that incorporate laboratory methods into investigations of indigenous metalworking practice have brought new insights and raised new questions about the development and use of techniques, sources of materials, and the social dynamics of copper consumption. This paper… Expand
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