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Die Einführung der Eisentechnologie

in Südkaukasien und Ostanatolien wärend der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit

A part of the series Black Sea Studies (10) and the subject area


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363 pages ill.
Hardback
ISBN 978 87 7934 444 0

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This German doctoral thesis challenges the orthodox view that the South-Caucasian culture of the Late Bronze Age played a decisive role in early iron production. The region is characterized, on the contrary, as a traditionally-bound aristocratic society with an impressive bronze industry. It was the underestimated nomad population of South-Eastern Turkey that first made use of the new metal and discovered the art of steel making. Climatic changes forced a southward migration, which not only brought the two cultures into contact, but also into conflict, with each other. A process of successful acculturation finally resulted in the creation of the Urartian Empire. For some time the neighbouring Assyrian and Neohittite states remained hesitant towards the adoption of advanced iron technology, but this soon changed as they recognized the opportunity for cheap mass-production. Text in German.

Sanne Lind Hansen

Sanne

MA in ethnography and classical archeology and trainedat the Danish School of Journalism. Sanne primarily works with anthropology, archeology and early history. She is also responsible for foreign sales and commission agreements, and she was once employed at the National Museum (Antiquities).

Sanne Lind Hansen

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Telephone: + 45 53 55 07 59

slh@unipress.au.dk

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