By Andrea Vianello
This e-book examines how unique fabrics have been exchanged and used around the Mediterranean from the Neolithic period to the Iron Age, concentrating on the Bronze Age. a number of fabrics and interpretative techniques are awarded via numerous case experiences. those emphasise how the price of unique fabrics relied on the context within which they have been ate up. The publication firmly departs from assumptions of fastened different types equivalent to status goods or corresponding values, as glaring within the Amarna letters. as a substitute, it exhibits how nearly any item can be liked or missed based totally on the cultural, social and monetary dynamics of person groups
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The other objections aimed at diminishing the importance of transhumance during prehistory seem inconsistent as well. Focusing on Aquitaine, Jean-Claude Merlet (2008) seems to have spotted some weaknesses in the arguments put forward to support the significance of transhumance. g. ) linking the mountain foothills, show the continuity of these pathways’), he objects that this is only one of the possibilities and that often the pathways of transhumance are forced passages. This last observation is implausible if it is not explained who, apart from the shepherds, may have regularly used the same paths.
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