Weight sets: Identification and analysis

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Abstract

Standardized weights and measures play an important role in the economies of complex societies. Traditionally, archaeometrologists have employed individual weights as their basic units of analysis and, as a result, they have been able to address a limited range of questions concerning the economic role of weights. I propose a shift in emphasis from individual weights to sets of weights as the primary units of analysis. Using cases from the Aegean Bronze Age, I present a method for reconstructing sets of weights, offer criteria for their analysis and discuss the implications of this new perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-494
Number of pages18
JournalCambridge Archaeological Journal
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Archaeology

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