Friday, July 28, 2017

Establishing Prehistoric Networks With Metallurgy

In theory, copper is a pure element that is identical everywhere. But, in the real world, copper mined in particular places and processed with copper and Bronze Age technology has a distinctive chemical signature based upon its place of origin.

A new study exploits that fact to empirically determine the trade and archaeological culture networks of the prehistoric Balkan Peninsula and that vicinity.

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