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Description - The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia by Philip L. Kohl

This book provides an overview of Bronze Age societies of Western Eurasia through an investigation of the archaeological record. The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia outlines the long-term processes and patterns of interaction that link these groups together in a shared historical trajectory of development. Interactions took the form of the exchange of raw materials and finished goods, the spread and sharing of technologies, and the movements of peoples from one region to another. Kohl reconstructs economic activities from subsistence practices to the production and exchange of metals and other materials. Kohl also argues forcefully that the main task of the archaeologist should be to write culture-history on a spatially and temporally grand scale in an effort to detect large, macrohistorical processes of interaction and shared development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521847803
ISBN-10: 052184780X
Format: Hardback
(259mm x 184mm x 21mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip L. Kohl

Philip Kohl is professor of anthropology and Kathryn W. Davis Professor of Slavic Studies at Wellesley College. He is the author of The Bronze Age Civilization of Central Asia: Recent Soviet Discoveries and Recent Discoveries in Transcaucasia, and coeditor of Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology.

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