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1. Introduction: theory and practice in the late prehistory of Europe Timothy Earle and Kristian Kristiansen; 2. The palaeo-environment of Bronze Age Europe Charles French; 3. Regional settlement pattern Magnus Artursson; 4. Settlement structure and organization Timothy Earle and Michael J. Kolb; 5. Households Marie Louise Sorensen; 6. Subsistence strategies Maria Vretemark, Hans-Peter Stika and Brigitta Berzsenyi; 7. Technology and craft Joanna Sofaer; 8. Organizing Bronze Age societies: concluding thoughts Timothy Earle and Kristian Kristiansen.

1. Introduction: theory and practice in the late prehistory of Europe Timothy Earle and Kristian Kristiansen; 2. The palaeo-environment of Bronze Age Europe Charles French; 3. Regional settlement pattern Magnus Artursson; 4. Settlement structure and organization Timothy Earle and Michael J. Kolb; 5. Households Marie Louise Sorensen; 6. Subsistence strategies Maria Vretemark, Hans-Peter Stika and Brigitta Berzsenyi; 7. Technology and craft Joanna Sofaer; 8. Organizing Bronze Age societies: concluding thoughts Timothy Earle and Kristian Kristiansen.

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Timothy Earle is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. His scholarship focuses on the emergence of chiefdoms, and he has conducted field research in Hawaii, the Andes, Denmark, and Hungary. He is the author of several books, most recently Chiefdoms: Power, Economy, and Ideology, How Chiefs Come to Power, and Bronze Age Economics. Kristian Kristiansen is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Gothenburg. He is an honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Society of Antiquaries of London, and the European Association of Archaeologists, which awarded him the European Archaeological Heritage Prize in 2005. He is the author of Europe before History, Social Transformations in Archaeology (with Michael Rowlands), and The Rise of Bronze Age Society (with Thomas B. Larsson), which was awarded best scholarly book in 2007 by the Society for American Archaeology.

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'The ambition shown here is all too rare in archaeology.' The Times Literary Supplement

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