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Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa

Chris Gosden

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Second edition

Published in print June 2018 | ISBN: 9780198803515
Published online June 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191841705 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198803515.003.0005

Series: Very Short Introductions

Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa

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We think of globalization as a new process, but long-distance connections are basic to being human. ‘Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa’ sketches regional histories, considering the Neolithic history of metallurgy, pottery, burial practices, the prehistory of languages, and art styles. It is now possible to see the depth and importance of connections across this huge region from the Neolithic onwards. Materials, such as bronze, and complex art styles linked to shared cosmologies and practices helped set up and maintain connections that all areas participated in and benefitted from. Connections did not produce similarities of culture, however, and regional differences increase from the Bronze Age onwards.

Keywords: agriculture; metallurgy; pottery; Silk Road; Skara Brae; Stonehenge

Chapter.  6681 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology ; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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