Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series
"The Spatial Characterization of Early Copper Metal Production in the Bronze Age of the Southern Ural Mountains, Russia" By Dr. Bryan Hanks, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 6, 2023
Copper metal production during the Middle Bronze Age (2100-1700 BCE) of the Central Eurasian Steppes has been routinely characterized as a highly specialized form of craft production with important implications for new forms of socio-economic complexity, political authority, and macro-scale trade and exchange across Eurasia. This presentation critically examines these views and focuses on archaeological evidence for local resource exploitation and metal production at two Sintashta culture...