Can Mur (Barcelona province). Prehension-system crucibles and bronze age metallurgy in Northeast Iberia

Ignacio Soriano, Nicolau Escanilla

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Abstract

© 2016, CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas. All rights reserved. We publish a new pedestal-base crucible from the Early Bronze Age settlement of Can Mur (Valldoreix, Barcelona province). Its typological characteristics are described and the chemical composition (pXRF) data of the copper residues are provided. Contemporaneous crucibles with hafting system from the Iberian Peninsula are discussed. The parallels existing in the Middle East and Europe suggest that they arrived in the Western Mediterranean linked to other metallurgical innovations. Lastly the main features of the metallurgy of the Bronze Age in North-Eastern Iberian Peninsula are set forth. Special emphasis is placed on technological innovation, the organization of production and the circulation of materials between different regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-179
JournalTrabajos de Prehistoria
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Late prehistory
  • Pedestal base crucible
  • Prehistoric metallurgy
  • pXRF
  • Socketed crucible
  • Technological diffusion
  • Western Mediterranean

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