Determinationsteori: Teknologi og kultur


I jernalderen begyndte mennesket tilvirke jern i større omfang.   
Den ældste udvinding af jern skete i det 2. årtusinde fvt. i Anatolien og Mellemøsten. ... 

Jernalderen i Danmark ... 


Assyrian Control Strategies  
The Empire and the “Upper Sea”: Assyrian Control Strategies along the Southern Levantine Coast. By Yifat Thareani, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology  
Being the world’s first political rule to adopt an imperial structure.  
The Via Maris that constituted an important passage for movement of people and commodities was decisive for the region’s role.
The Assyrian expansion toward the west was undertaken systematically in the days of Tiglath-pileser III (745-727 BCE), when Assyria penetrated and increased its control over the territories west of the Euphrates River. ... ... 

Via Maris - "way of the sea" 
Via Maris is the modern name for an ancient trade route, dating from the early Bronze Age, linking Egypt with modern day Iran, Iraq, Israel, Turkey and Syria.
In Latin, Via Maris means "way of the sea."

The Via Maris (purple), King's Highway (red), and other ancient
Levantine trade routes, c. 1300 BCE.

Enkomi is a village near Famagusta in Cyprus. It is the site of an important Bronze Age city, possibly the capital of Alasiya.
History of Cyprus

Mining industry of Cyprus   
The Mining industry of Cyprus is synonymous with copper extraction which began around 4,000 BC.

Mining history of Cyprus - Copper mines 
The ancient Cypriots were not only experienced miners but also skilful metallurgists. 
The mining history of Cyprus has connected the name Cyprus, with the name of copper (Cuprous). ...