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17:00 25 June 2014
Copper for the Bronze Age: Professor Beno Rothenberg memorial lecture
Lecture Theatre G6 |
UCL Institute of Archaeology
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom
Professor Vasiliki Kassianidou, University of Cyprus
The extraction of copper from its ores and the use of its alloys marked the transition from the very long Stone Age to the Bronze Age. The Bronze Age is also characterized by the emergence of complex societies, the development of writing and the establishment of trading systems through which various commodities, including metals were circulated.
The aim of this lecture is to present and contrast the evidence for copper production and trade in the Late Bronze Age through the Early Iron Age in the Eastern Mediterranean, an area of great cultural and historical importance throughout Antiquity. The talk will be followed by a wine reception at the Leventis Gallery.
This lecture series is intended to be the first of many to honour IAMS' founder Professor Beno Rothenberg (1914-2012) and to continue his work in developing and sharing our understanding of the world's ancient metallurgy.
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