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Breaking down the bullion. The compliance of bullion-currencies with official weight-systems in a case-study from the ancient Near East
In this paper we provide an analytical insight on a specific form of bullion-currency. Through the comparison of the statistical properties of different samples of hacksilver and balance weights from various contexts of ...
The Earliest Balance Weights in the West: Towards an Independent Metrology for Bronze Age Europe
Weighing devices are the earliest material correlates of the rational quantification of economic value, and they yield great potential in the study of trade in pre-literate societies. However, the knowledge of European ...
From 'value ascription' to coinage: a sketch of monetary developments in Western Eurasia from the Stone to the Iron Age
(Leicester Archaeology Monographs, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester, 2016)
Surely, ‘money is one of the most timeless, all-pervading, and arbitrary inventionsin human history’ (Haselgrove and Krmnicek 2012, 235), yet it is possible to differentiate three different stages of monetary use and the ...
Snyd ikke på vægten – nye vægtlodder fra bronzealderen i Middelhavsområdet
Don’t ﬁddle with the scales! – new weights from the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean area Scales were the epitome of a new technique that could measure various raw materials by weighing them in a variety of units. This ...
Die Rahmenbedingungen des bronzezeitlichen Handels in Europa und im Alten Orient einschließlich Ägyptens
(AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN UND DER LITERATUR, MAINZ, 2016)
Emerging Economic Complexity in the Aegean and Western Anatolia during Earlier Third Millennium BC
(Oxbow Books, 2016)
Indeterminacy and approximation in Mediterranean weight systems, in the third and second millennia BC
(Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, 2018)
Research on weight systems used during the Bronze Age, prior to the introduction of writing, generally assumes that the widespread use of metal as ‘commodity currency’ eventually resulted in the adoption of widely shared ...
Ökonomische Integration durch Gewichtsnutzung im bronze - zeitlichen Anatolien
(Marie Leidorf GmbH, Rahden/Westf., 2018)
Im Folgenden werde ich versuchen einen kurzen Abriss der Nutzungsgeschichte von Waagen und Gewichten in bronzezeitlichen Anatolien zu bieten. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine Momentaufnahme, die vor allem neue Erkenntnisse ...
The Intangible Weight of Things: Approximate Nominal Weights in Modern Society
(Springer International Publishing, 2016)
Market as place & space of economic exchange. Perspectives from archaeology & anthropology
(Oxbow Books, 2018)
It is not known when humans started using markets to exchange goods. However, we have concrete evidence of their doing so from at least the Bronze Age. While the existence of market places is often not taken into consideration ...