- List of Illustrations
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: The Bronze Age of Europe
- Old Father Time: The Bronze Age Chronology of Western Europe
- Europe 2500 to 2200 BC: Between Expiring Ideologies and Emerging Complexity
- A Little Bit of History Repeating Itself: Theories on the Bell Beaker Phenomenon
- Bronze Age Settlements
- Hoards and the Deposition of Metalwork
- Monuments and Monumentality in Bronze Age Europe
- The Contribution of Skeletal Isotope Analysis to Understanding the Bronze Age in Europe
- The Myth of the Chief: Prestige Goods, Power, and Personhood in the European Bronze Age
- Identity, Gender, and Dress in the European Bronze Age
- Warfare in the European Bronze Age
- Rethinking Bronze Age Cosmology: A North European Perspective
- Bronze Age Rock Art in Northern Europe: Contexts and Interpretations
- Rock Carvings and Alpine Statue-Menhirs, from the Chalcolithic to the Middle Bronze Age
- Bronze Age Fieldsand Land Division
- Animals in Bronze Age Europe
- Plant Cultivation in the Bronze Age
- Trade and Exchange
- Seafaring and Riverine Navigation in the Bronze Age of Europe
- Land Transport in the Bronze Age
- Copper and Bronze: Bronze Age Metalworking in Context
- Bronze Age Coppermining in Europe
- Gold and Gold Working of the Bronze Age
- Craft Production: Ceramics, Textiles, and Bone
- Glass and Faience
- Salt Production in the Bronze Age
- Weighing, Commodification, and Money
- Britain and Ireland in the Bronze Age: Farmers in the Landscape or Heroes on the High Seas?
- The Bronze Age in the Low Countries
- The Bronze Age in France
- Bronze Age Iberia
- The Bronze Age in the Balearic Islands
- Peninsular Italy
- The Bronze Age in Sicily
- The Bronze Age in Sardinia
- Northern Italy
- Switzerland and the Central Alps
- Germany in the Bronze Age
- The Bronze Age in the Polish Lands
- The Czech Lands and Austria in the Bronze Age
- Slovakia and Hungary
- The Western Balkans in the Bronze Age
- <i>Castellieri-Gradine</i> of the Northern Adriatic
- Romania, Moldova, and Bulgaria
- Ukraine and South Russia in the Bronze Age
Abstract and Keywords
This article discusses the Bronze Age of the Balearic Islands, which were divided into the Pine Islands and the Gymnesian Islands. It introduces the ‘Talayotic Culture’, which is characterised by monumental buildings that have a square or circular floor plan (talaiots) and are built from huge stone blocks without using any type of mortar. The article studies the initial occupation in Mallorca, where the inhabitants lived in rock shelters and caves, and takes a look at the naviform buildings that became common throughout the Balearic Islands from 1600 to 1100 BC. It ends with a discussion of the proto-talayotic period, specifically the funerary practices and grave goods, such as the treatment of people’s hair after their death.
Vicente Lull, Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Rafael Micó, Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Cristina Rihuete Herrada, Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Roberto Risch, Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
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