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  • 03 Dec 2015
  • British Museum Reading Room, Great Russell St, London WC1B, UK

The British Museum have been excavating in the Jordan Valley and in Oman for close to three decades. The evidence uncovered has given us a window into the ways of life experienced by ordinary people.

Although we may often assume that for Bronze Age people, domestication of plants and animals and a growing mastery in metal-working have fostered organised societies in which agricultural surplus and industrial production might enable active trade, no two regions are the same and the influence of the surrounding environment is paramount.

In this lecture, Caroline Cartwright, British Museum, illustrated how Bronze Age peoples in two very different geographical regions have capitalised on their local environments and resources.