On the trail of Scandinavia’s early metallurgy: Provenance, transfer and mixing

  title={On the trail of Scandinavia’s early metallurgy: Provenance, transfer and mixing},
  author={Heide W N{\o}rgaard and Ernst Pernicka and Helle Vandkilde},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The rich and long-lasting Nordic Bronze Age was dependent throughout on incoming flows of copper and tin. The crucial turning point for the development of the NBA can be pinpointed as the second phase of the Late Neolithic (LN II, c. 2000–1700 BC) precisely because the availability and use of metal increased markedly at this time. But the precise provenance of copper reaching Scandinavia in the early second millennium is still unclear and our knowledge about the driving force leading to the… 
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