This volume ‚Weights and marketplaces‘ presents 21 contributions from two workshops. The theme of the fi rst part of the volume is the identifi cation and use of early weights from the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age in Western Asia to the Early Medieval period in Northern Europe. In the second part, the phenomenology of marketplaces from the Bronze Age to the modern period is discussed within a global perspective. Both workshops were funded by the ERC-2014-CoG ‚WEIGHTANDVALUE: Weight metrology and its economic and social impact on Bronze Age Europe, West and South Asia‘ [Grant no. 648055]. The new series ‚Weight & Value‘ publishes research stemming from this project and related investigations.
Rahmstorf, L.; Stratford, E. (eds.), Weights and Marketplaces from the Bronze Age to the Early Modern Period. Proceedings of Two Workshops. Funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Rahmstorf, L.; Seminar für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (eds.), Weight & Value 1, Kiel, Wachholtz Verlag 2019.
Lorenz Rahmstorf, born 1970 in Frankfurt a. M., studied Prehistoric Archaeology in Heidelberg and Bristol (GB). He earned his PhD in prehistoric archaeology at the University of Heidelberg in 2002. In 2012 achieved the Habilitation in the same field at the University of Mainz. Since 2017 he is Professor for Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Göttingen. His research interests comprise the Chalcolithic period, the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age and more specifically early trade and transfer of innovations, comparative archaeology and small finds (especially weights).