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  The dawn of the copy in the Bronze Age

Stockhammer, P. W., & Forberg, C. (2017). The dawn of the copy in the Bronze Age. In C. Forberg, & P. W. Stockhammer (Eds.), The transformative power of the copy: a transcultural and interdisciplinary approach (pp. 169-189). Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing. Retrieved from http://vg07.met.vgwort.de/na/f0d00927556c40b1966dc4c2f354df3b?l=https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/reader/download/195/195-69-78631-1-10-20170727.pdf.

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Stockhammer, Philipp W.1, 2, Author           
Forberg, Corinna, Author
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1MHAAM, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2541699              
2Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, Kahlaische Str. 10, 07745 Jena, DE, ou_2074310              

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 Abstract: Contemporary everyday life is dominated by industrially reproduced serial objects that we perceive as easily replaceable in case of dam- age or loss. We are used to seriality, i.e. the existence of what we perceive as identical copies of a certain kind of object. Seen from a long-term perspective, humans have not been able to create visually identical copies in large numbers for the most part of their existence. Seriality only became possible to a larger extent with the invention of the bronze casting technique in the Near East in the early third millennium BCE, from where the technique was introduced to Central Europe in the late third millennium BCE. In my contribution to this volume, I want to elucidate the changes in the perception of the material world that were connected with the new technical possibility of casting large numbers of visually identical objects with casting moulds. I will demonstrate how the ability to produce almost identical copies resulted in the creation of new practices with objects and new ideas about the meaning and potential of objects in the world: the possibility to possess several identical weapons became the hallmark of the Early Bronze Age hero and groups of seemingly identical objects in the form of hoards were considered the most appropriate offering to the gods.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2017-07-282017-07
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 22
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Title: The transformative power of the copy: a transcultural and interdisciplinary approach
Source Genre: Book
 Creator(s):
Forberg, Corinna, Editor
Stockhammer, Philipp W.1, 2, Editor           
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1 Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074310            
2 MHAAM, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, Kahlaische Str. 10, 07745 Jena, DE, ou_2541699            
Publ. Info: Heidelberg : Heidelberg University Publishing
Pages: 407 Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: IV/1 Start / End Page: 169 - 189 Identifier: DOI: 10.17885/heiup.195.260
ISBN: 978-3-946054-15-3
ISBN: 978-3-946054-16-0
ISBN: 978-3-946054-14-6
Other: shh2351