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dc.contributor.authorLeek, Rodney Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-08T22:00:48Z
dc.date.available2014-09-08T22:00:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationLeek, Rodney Thomas. The Development of Iron Technology in the Mediterranean Bronze Age. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/40717
dc.description.abstractIn the eastern Mediterranean region in the Bronze Age there were a number of elite controlled, complex societies that through cultural activities and trade and international agreements, participated in a regional exchange economy. In the transition to Iron Age there was a confusing period with wars, migrations and the collapse of most of the elite societies,. At this time, iron technology had already spread to some parts of the region. When the regional economy collapsed in c. 1200 BC it created the opportunity for low-level markets to expand, and alchemists to develop their activities and produce more iron tools, jewellery and weapons. In addition, a new class of entrepreneurs arose, including shipowners who transported and marketed scrap metals and various small and large items in ports and settlements in the region. People's preferences for iron objects grew in the aftermath of the collapse, where a growth in low-level markets made it possible for people to exchange wares more freely. Iron was not seen as poorer than bronze, because people's perception of it was of a preferential metal, based on their beliefs and attitudes. This was the precursor of the Iron Age, which probably didn't achieve Snodgrass's stage 3 until 2-3 centuries later. There followed a period of strong economic growth in the region.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectBronze
dc.subjectAge
dc.subjectiron
dc.subjecttransition
dc.subjectperception
dc.subjectbeliefs
dc.subjectchoice
dc.subjectIron
dc.subjectAge
dc.titleThe Development of Iron Technology in the Mediterranean Bronze Ageeng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2014-09-09T22:02:39Z
dc.creator.authorLeek, Rodney Thomas
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-45518
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dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/40717/1/Leek_Master_Archaeology.pdf


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