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Ironworking technology and social complexity in rural communities in the early medieval Basque Country

  • David Larreina-Garcia (a1) and Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo (a1)
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The Basquesmith project aims to illuminate the cycle of iron production and consumption by early medieval rural farming communities in the Álava province, Basque Country, northern Spain.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
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