Copper shaft-hole axes and early metallurgy in south-eastern Europe : an integrated approach /

Although the copper axes with central shaft-hole from south-eastern Europe have a long history of research, they have not been studied on a transnational basis since the 1960s. What has also been missing, is trying to use as many methods as possible to better understand their production, use and con...

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Main Author: Heeb, Julia (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Archaeopress, [2014]
Series:Archaeopress archaeology.
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Summary:Although the copper axes with central shaft-hole from south-eastern Europe have a long history of research, they have not been studied on a transnational basis since the 1960s. What has also been missing, is trying to use as many methods as possible to better understand their production, use and context. A database was compiled to find answers to questions regarding patterns of distribution, context, fragmentation and deformation. Aspects of production were considered through experimental archaeology, metallographic analysis and a re-discovered axe blank with missing shaft-hole. The typology was re-evaluated and modified to ensure comparability across modern national boundaries. The integration of these approaches yielded some interesting results.
Item Description:Available through Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service.
Physical Description:1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:1905739907
9781905739905
9781905739837
1905739834