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Creativity in the bronze age : understanding innovation in pottery, textile, and metalwork production / Lise Bender Jørgensen, Joanna Sofaer, Marie Louise Stig Sørensen.

Author/creator Jørgensen, Lise Bender author.
Other author/creatorSofaer, Joanna R., author.
Other author/creatorSørensen, Marie Louise Stig, author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Description1 online resource : illustrations
Supplemental Content ProQuest Ebook Central
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface and Ackowledgements; Introduction; Frameworks for Understanding Creativity; Material Entanglement And The Conditions Of Creativity; Creativity and archaeology: what makes Archaelogy Different; This Volume; Notes; Part I Raw Materials: Creativity and the Properties of Materials; Introduction; Fibres for Bronze Age Textiles; Becoming Wool; Flax in a State of Flux; Flax and Wool; Mixing Fibres; Further Fibres; Making Metals: From Copper to Bronze.
Contents What is Bronze?Copper and Native Copper; Copper Alloys; The Role of Experiments; The First Stage Towards Full Metallurgy: Native Copper; The Second Stage Towards Metallurgy: Deliberate Manipulation of the Material Through Smelting, Melting, and Selecting; The Stage of Full Metallurgy: Tin Alloys as a Recipe; Potterâ#x80;#x99;s Clay; Creating Potterâ#x80;#x99;s Clay: Properties, Treatment, and Preparation; Changes to Clay During Potting; Firing; Creativity and Materials: Reflections; Intentionality and Control; Attentiveness; Problem Solving; Engagement with the Material World; Part II Production Practices.
Contents Introduction textile Production; Tools; Communities of Practice; Temporalities; The Production of Metal Objects; Tools; Communities of Practice; Temporality; The Production of Pottery; Communities of Practice; Temporalities; Case Studies; Introduction; 1 Creativity and Spindle Whorls at the Bronze Age Tell of Százhalombatta-FÜldvár, Hungary; Spindle Whorls and Evidence for the Production of Textiles at Százhalombatta-FÜldvár; Spinning Practices and Creativity; 2 Forming Metal: The Development of Moulds; The Making of a Mould; The Sequence Towards Moulds; Evidence from Mould Remains.
Contents Evidence from Metal ObjectsCasting and Creativity; 3 Variability in the Chaîne Opératoire: The Case of Belegiš Cremation Vessels; Belegiš Cremation Vessels from Surcin, Serbia; The Chaîne Opératoire and the Role of Creativity; 4 The Production of Scandinavian Bronze Age Textiles: Skill and Creativity; The Transmission of Craft Knowledge; Scandinavian Bronze Age Textiles; Generalised Textiles; Specialised Textiles; Room for Variation and Transmission of Craft Knowledge; 5 Twisting the Bronze Age; Twisted Bronze and Gold; Textile Twists; Sunwise and Withershins.
Contents Production Practices: ReflectionsDecisions; Anticipation and Abstraction; Control and Prediction; Part III Effects: Shape, Motifs, Pattern, Colour, and Texture; Introduction; Shape; Motifs; Pattern; Colour; Texture; Case Studies; Introduction; 6 Creativity in Bronze Age Tailoring: Womenâ#x80;#x99;s Blouses from Denmark; Sewing; Pattern-Related Considerations and Sewing in the Manufacturing of Prehistoric Garments; Conclusion: Patterns and Tailoring; 7 The One-Edged Razor: A Vivid Medium of Creativity and Meaning; The Early Bronze Age Two-Edged Razors of the Aegean; Razors of Ancient Egypt.
Summary Creativity is an integral part of human history, yet most studies focus on the modern era, leaving unresolved questions about the formative role that creativity has played in the past. This book explores the fundamental nature of creativity in the European Bronze Age. Considering developments in crafts that we take for granted today, such as pottery, textiles, and metalwork, the volume compares and contrasts various aspects of their development, from the construction of the materials themselves, through the production processes, to the design and effects deployed in finished objects. It explores how creativity is closely related to changes in material culture, how it directs responses to the new and unfamiliar, and how it has resulted in changes to familiar things and practices. Written by an international team of scholars, the case studies in this volume consider wider issues and provide detailed insights into creative solutions found in specific objects.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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Issued in other formPrint version: Jørgensen, Lise Bender. Creativity in the bronze age. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018 9781108421362 1108421369
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9781108383677 (electronic bk.)
ISBN110838367X (electronic bk.)

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