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