Book Review: Exchange Networks and Local Transformations

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Exchange Networks and Local Transformations

Maria Emanuela Alberti and Serena Sabatini
Oxbow Books, £38.00
ISBN 978-1842174852

Exploring the complex web of social, commercial, and cultural contacts that existed between the peoples of Bronze and Iron Age Europe, this collection of articles neatly integrates archaeological theory with discoveries from the field. It is a wide-ranging and comprehensive work, with contributors considering how these connections saw the exchange not just of material goods and technologies, but also new artistic and religious ideas. Highlights include Cazzella and Recchia’s discussion of possible Sicilian involvement in the resettlement of Malta, and Sabatini’s article on ‘trans-cultural’ burial rites in Northern Europe.

This article is an extract from the full article published in World Archaeology Issue 59. Click here to subscribe

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