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Nato Science Series E:

Prehistoric Gold in Europe

Mines, Metallurgy and Manufacture

Editors: Morteani, Giulio, Northover, Jeremy P. (Eds.)

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Interest in the study of early European cultures is growing. These cultures have left us objects made of gold, other metals and ceramics. The advent of metal detectors, coupled with improved analytical techniques, has increased the number of findings of such objects enormously. Gold was used for economic and ceremonial purposes and thus the gold objects are an important key to our understanding of the social and political structures, as well as the technological achievements, of Bronze and Iron Age European societies.
A correct interpretation of the information provided by gold and other metal objects requires the cooperation of experts in the fields of social, materials and natural science. Detailed investigation of gold deposits in Europe have revealed the composition and genesis of the deposits as sources of the metal.
In Prehistoric Gold in Europe, a group of leading European geoscientists, metallurgists and archaeologists discuss the techniques of gold mining and metallurgy, the socioeconomic importance of gold as coinage and a symbol of wealth and status, and as an indicator of religious habits, as well as a mirror of trade and cultural relations mirrored by the distribution and types of gold objects in prehistoric times.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

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Softcover $639.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-4500-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prehistoric Gold in Europe
Book Subtitle
Mines, Metallurgy and Manufacture
Editors
  • Giulio Morteani
  • Jeremy P. Northover
Series Title
Nato Science Series E:
Series Volume
280
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-1292-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-1292-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3255-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4500-3
Series ISSN
0168-132X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 618
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