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From metal to mystery: Approaches to the study of gold and goldsmiths in 1st millennium Europe

Review article
Authors Elisabeth Arwill-Nordbladh
Published in Germania
Volume 94
Issue 1-2
Pages 259-267
ISSN 0016-8874
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Historical Studies
Pages 259-267
Language en
Keywords Goldsmith Mysteries, edited by Alexandra Pesch and Ruth Blankenfeldt, Prehistoric non ferrous metallurgy, Prehistoric gold smiths
Subject categories Technology and culture, Archaeology, History and Archaeology


The article is a discussion of an edited volume, Goldsmith Mysteries edited by Alexandra Pesch and Ruth Blankenfeldt (2012), the proceedings of a workshop about gold smiths and non ferrous metallurgy in Europe in the first millennium AD. The discussion follows the volume's approach, raising issues such as important research questions, historical and anthropological considerations, empirical evidence and narratives based on images.

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