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The road to Scandinavia's Bronze Age: Trade routes, metal provenance, and mixing

July 25, 2019 - General

The geographic origins of the metals in Scandinavian mixed-metal artifacts reveal a crucial dependency on British and continental European trading sources during the beginnings of the Nordic Bronze Age, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Heide W. Nørgaard from Aarhus University, Denmark, and colleagues.

British-developed bronze flat-axe from Selchausdal, northwest Zealand (NM B5310, photo: Nørgaard)….

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