Seaways to Complexity - A Study of Sociopolitical Organisation Along the Coast of Northwestern Scandinavia in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age - Knut Ivar Austvoll

Seaways to Complexity - A Study of Sociopolitical Organisation Along the Coast of Northwestern Scandinavia in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age - Knut Ivar Austvoll

Regional Variations 3: Lithics, Metal and Ship Motifs in Rock Art

Seaways to Complexity - A Study of Sociopolitical Organisation Along the Coast of Northwestern Scandinavia in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age - Knut Ivar Austvoll

Knut Ivar Austvoll [+-]
University of Oslo
Knut Ivar Austvoll is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo.

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Chapter 5 explores the distribution and different uses of lithic technologies, as well as the chronological spread of metal objects and the evidence of transport provided by ship motifs in rock art. The occurrence of lithics and metal can be used as a measurement of interaction – whether trade or exchange. Although different economic functions might be varied across artefact category, e.g. flint daggers can be viewed as part of a prestige (technology) economy while the simple shaft-hole axes are part of a practical (technology) economy, they all serve as proxies for temporal interaction and concentration along the coast.

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Austvoll, Knut Ivar. Regional Variations 3: Lithics, Metal and Ship Motifs in Rock Art. Seaways to Complexity - A Study of Sociopolitical Organisation Along the Coast of Northwestern Scandinavia in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 124-136 Jun 2021. ISBN 9781781798782. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38010. Date accessed: 24 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38010. Jun 2021

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