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Casting in the Longhouse: The Organization of Metalworking in Late Bronze Age Settlements in South-Eastern Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Archaeology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3796-7066
2019 (English)In: Current Swedish Archaeology, ISSN 1102-7355, Vol. 27, p. 143-189Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Traces of bronze casting – fragmented moulds and crucibles – frequently occur at Late Bronze Age settlements. These traces are often assumed to represent utilitarian domestic production, in contrast to more specialised workshop production at ritual or elite locations. Moreover, settlements have usually been reduced to overall production units, while actual arrangements for bronze casting within sites have remained unexplored. The aim of this paper is to provide new insight into the organization of metalworking from an empirical and ‘bottom up’ perspective by examining the spatial and social contexts of bronze casting. The analysis draws on ten excavated sites in south-eastern Sweden and addresses three spatial levels: site, setting and framing. The study shows that domestic arenas often hosted varied and complex metalworking staged at various indoor and outdoor hearths located in the core areas of settlements. Rather than being conceptualized as levels, the organization of Late Bronze Age metalworking was a multifaceted, communicative and user-oriented practice. These insights have consequences for excavation methods as well as for the interpretation of the role of metalworking in society.

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2019. Vol. 27, p. 143-189
Keywords [en]
first millennium BC, bronze casting, craft organization, prestige goods, dwellings, household production, spatial organization, spatial analysis, framing, public rituals
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Archaeology with General Specialisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-180278DOI: 10.37718/CSA.2019.08OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-180278DiVA, id: diva2:1416902
Available from: 2020-03-25 Created: 2020-03-25 Last updated: 2020-03-27Bibliographically approved

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