Commentary: States and technological mobility - A view from the west

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This chapter argues that political context was a determining factor in technological mobility. Weaving together the contributions to this volume and a case study of Bronze Age Italy, I trace the role of the state in facilitating the transfer of technologies, and I propose several archaeologically identifiable models for the movement of specialists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Mobility and Technological Transfer in the Prehistoric Mediterranean
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781316536063
ISBN (Print)9781107142435
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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