The minerals business of the Bronze Age: Origins of geopolitical and economic power struggles

The Bronze Era was characterised by an expanding cultural universe of opulence, differentiation between rich and poor, contacts amongst nations and sagas of violence and drama. Access to tin, a relatively scarce metal used in the production of bronze, was a trading priority during that period. Hear how the close of the Bronze age led to voyages of discovery across the world, opening up new long-distance commercial contacts between traders.

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