1. Introduction Joseph Maran and Philipp Stockhammer 2. Innovation Minus Modernity? Revisiting Some Relations of Technical and Social Change Cornelius Schubert 3. From Counting to Writing: The Innovative Potential of Bookkeeping in Uruk Period Mesopotamia Kristina Sauer 4. Uruk, Pastoralism and Secondary Products: Was it a Revolution? A View from the Anatolian Highlands Maria Bianca D'Anna and Giulio Palumbi 5. The `Green Revolution' in Prehistory: Late Neolithic Agricultural Innovations as a Technological System Maria Ivanova 6. The Spread of Productive and Technological Innovations in Europe and Near East: An Integrated Zooarchaeological Perspective on Secondary Animal Products and Bronze Utilitarian Metallurgy Haskel J. Greenfield 7. Early Wagons in Eurasia: Disentangling an Enigmatic Innovation Stefan Burmeister 8. Contextualising Innovation: Cattle Owners and Wagon Drivers in the North Caucasus and Beyond Sabine Reinhold, Julia Gresky, Natalia Berezina, Anatoly R. Kantorovich, Corina Knipper, Vladimir E. Maslov, Vladimira G. Petrenko, Kurt W. Alt and Andrey B. Belinsky 9. Innovation, Interaction and Society in Europe in the 4th Millennium BCE: The `Traction Complex' as Innovation and `Technology Cluster' Maleen Leppek 10. Wheels of Change: The Polysemous Nature of Early Wheeled Vehicles in 3rd Millennium BCE Central and Northwest European Societies Joseph Maran 11. Appropriating Draught Cattle Technology in Southern Scandinavia: Roles, Context and Consequences Niels N. Johannsen 12. Key Techniques in the Production of Metals in the 6th and 5th Millennia BCE: Prerequisites, Preconditions and Consequences Svend Hansen 13. The Diffusion of Know-How within Spheres of Interaction: Modelling Prehistoric Innovation Processes between South-West Asia and Central Europe in the 5th and 4th Millennia BC Florian Klimscha 14. A Comparative Angle on Metallurgical Innovations in South-Western Asia: What Came First? Barbara Helwing 15. The Role of Metallurgy in Different Types of Early Hierarchical Society in Mesopotamia and Eastern Anatolia Marcella Frangipane 16. The Use of Bronze Objects in the 3rd Millennium BC: A Survey between Atlantic and Indus Lorenz Rahmstorf 17. Appropriation of Tin-Bronze Technology: A Regional Study of the History of Metallurgy in Early Bronze Age Southern Mesopotamia Ulrike Wischnewski 18. Gonur Depe (Turkmenistan) and its Role in the Middle Asian Interaction Sphere Federica Lume Pereira 19. The Appropriation of Early Bronze Technology in China Jianjun Mei, Yongbin Yu, Kunlong Chen and Lu Wang 20. Patterns of Transformation from the Final Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age: A Case Study from the Lech Valley South of Augsburg Ken Massy, Corina Knipper, Alissa Mittnik, Steffen Kraus, Ernst Pernicka, Fabian Wittenborn, Johannes Krause and Philipp W. Stockhammer 21. Yet Another Revolution? Weapon Technology and Use Wear in Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Southern Scandinavia Christian Horn
Joseph Maran is Professor of pre- and protohistory at Heidelberg University and co-director of the Heidelberg Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context'. His research interests relate to issues of interculturality and changing lifeworlds, relationships between architecture and social practice and between material culture and social memory in societies of the 4th-2nd millennia BC in the eastern Mediterranean. Philipp W. Stockhammer is a junior fellow in the Heidelberg Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' at Heidelberg University. His research interests focus on the European and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age and archaeological theory and methodology.