Were Itinerant Craftsmen Free Agents During the Bronze Age and Why Does it Matter?

Can progress come about without individualization?   Originally published on Medium May 22, 2020 Prior to the 1930s when Australian archaeologist, V Gordon Childe, presented his theory about the metal-smiths Continue Reading →

Were Bronze Age Specialized Makers, Freemen or Slaves?

Centralization vs Decentralization in the Bronze Age In 2004 anthropologist Edward M. Schortman and Patricia Urban published Modeling the Roles of Craft Production in Ancient Political Economies, a research paper discussing trends Continue Reading →