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From Stone to Bronze

The Metalwork of the late Neolithic and the Earliest Bronze Age in Denmark

A part of the series Jysk Arkæologisk Selskabs Skrifter (32) , and the subject area

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490 pages ill.
ISBN 87 7288 582 3



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This publication is a thorough and systematic study of the earliest metalwork in Denmark based on a comprehensive and very detailed catalogue of all copper, bronze and gold objects (1200 objects in c. 900 recorded finds).

The late Neolithic and the initial phases of the Bronze Age, c. 2350 - 1500 BC, is the first period with a local production of metal objects which are increasingly being incorporated into various practical and social uses, whereas the value of flint and stone decreases simultaneously. The early metalwork includes a variety of tools, predominantly axes, which form a significant part of the study as primary objects of classification and interpretation.

Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Previous Research

3. Methods

4. The Archaeological Record

5. Grouping of Flat Axes

6. Grouping of Flanged Axes

7. General Chronological Discussion

8. LN I Metalwork

9. LN II Metalwork

10. Period IA Metalwork

11. Period IB Metalwork

12. Technology, Innovation and Society 2350-1500 BC

Dansk Resumé

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

Appendix 3



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