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William Parkinson: Revolutions | The Age of Metal and the Evolution of European Civilization


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Revolutions: The Age of Metal and the Evolution of European Civilization
William Parkinson

The evolution of agricultural villages in Europe, from their beginning in the Neolithic through their fluorescence during the Bronze Age, is the subject of this illustrated lecture. Historically, scholars assumed that most innovations, including in metallurgy, occurred earlier in the Near East and only later moved into the European continent. Advances in absolute dating and other research techniques prove otherwise.

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