Revolutions: The Age of Metal and the Evolution of European Civilization

William Parkinson

Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 6:30–7:30 pm, FREE for SAR members • $10 for non-members

Revolutions: The Age of Metal and the Evolution of European CivilizationRevolutions: The Age of Metal and the Evolution of European CivilizationPhotograph by Jason S. OrdazRevolutions: The Age of Metal and the Evolution of European CivilizationPhotograph by Jason S. Ordaz

The evolution of agricultural villages in Europe, from their beginning in the Neolithic through their fluorescence during the Bronze Age, is the subject of this illustrated lecture. Historically, scholars assumed that most innovations, including in metallurgy, occurred earlier in the Near East and only later moved into the European continent. Advances in absolute dating and other research techniques prove otherwise.



Video editing by SAR volunteer John Sadd

Sponsored by Carole Ely and Robert Wickham, AV Systems and Walter Burke Catering