H 290 x W 205 mm
290 figures (244 plates in colour)
Published Nov 2018
Bronze ornaments of the Nordic Bronze Age were elaborate objects that served as status symbols to communicate social hierarchy. An interdisciplinary investigation of the artefacts (dating from 1500-1100 BC) was adopted to elucidate their manufacture and origin, resulting in new insights into metal craft in northern Europe during the Bronze Age.
Preface; Introduction; Part 1 Material culture: Chapter 1: The examined material culture; Chapter 2: Presentation and Interpretation of the Examined Material Culture; Chapter 3: Archaeological residues of metalcraft within the Nordic Bronze Age; Part 2 Archaeological and Scientific Investigation: Chapter 1: Bronze Age Metalwork of NBA II/III in Northern Europe; Chapter 2: Bronze Age craftsmanship: a research history; Chapter 3: Experimental and ethnological research; Chapter 4: The Difference within metalworking techniques; Chapter 5: Casting techniques and casting moulds; Chapter 6: Crafting traces and crafting sequences; Chapter 7: Archaeometallurgical investigations; Chapter 8: It starts with the model – results of the craft-technical investigation; Part 3 Metalcraft in a theoretical light: Chapter 1: Theoretical approaches to craft in prehistoric times: a research History; Chapter 2: The craftsperson’s habitus; Chapter 3: Technological choices; Chapter 4: Apprenticeship and Bronze Age craft; Chapter 5: A new approach to the study of craft in prehistoric times; Part 4 Metalwork within the Nordic Bronze Age: Conclusion and Discussion: Chapter 1: Pattern of regional behaviour; Chapter 2: Traces of individual behaviour; Chapter 3: Traces of interaction groups of craftspeople – Traces of the analytical workshop; Chapter 4: The organisation of craft in the Nordic Bronze Age; Bibliography; Catalogue; Table 1: Morphological data; Table 2: Skill and production units; Table 3: Metal analysis