Early Balkan Metallurgy: Origins, Evolution and Society, 6200–3700 BC

  title={Early Balkan Metallurgy: Origins, Evolution and Society, 6200–3700 BC},
  author={Miljana Radivojevi{\'c} and Benjamin Washington Roberts},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
This paper analyses and re-evaluates current explanations and interpretations of the origins, development and societal context of metallurgy in the Balkans (c. 6200–3700 BC). The early metallurgy in this region encompasses the production, distribution and consumption of copper, gold, tin bronze, lead and silver. The paper draws upon a wide range of existing archaeometallurgical and archaeological data, the diversity and depth of which make the Balkans one of the most intensively investigated of… 
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