Weight and Value – University of Copenhagen

Weight and Value

Weights and measures, weight metrology, value, origin of money, Bronze Age, Europe, West Asia, South Asia

ERC Consolidator project

The project explores the economical and societal transformations provoked by weights and measures during the Bronze Age in Western Eurasia. A systematic analysis of the early dissemination of weights and weighing systems will conducted on archaeological evidence from the Bronze Age in Europe, as well as that from West and South Asia.

The project will begin by identifying and documenting hitherto unacknowledged balance weights and mass-related objects on account of archaeological indications and through the rigorous application of various statistical methods, but will subsequently develop and test models of exchange and the transfer of innovations in ancient Eurasia.

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