EF5 – Concepts of Change in Historical Processes



Spreading of copper technology in ancient times

Project Heads

Natasa Djurdjevac Conrad, Christof Schütte, Wolfram Schier

Project Members

Johannes Zonker (FU) 

Project Duration

01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

Located at

FU Berlin


Invention of copper smelting technology had a great influence on the socio-technological development of past societies. However, dynamical mechanisms that governed the spreading of this process are until now not well understood. The goal of this project is to develop new mathematical framework that would allow for reconstructing this spatio-temporal spreading process in ancient Europe and model possible scenarios inferring which influences had an effect on the spreading dynamics.

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