**Aegean Bronze Age Weights, Chaînes Opératoires and the Detecting of Patterns through Statistical Analyses.** / Pakkanen, Jari.

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**Aegean Bronze Age Weights, Chaînes Opératoires and the Detecting of Patterns through Statistical Analyses.** / Pakkanen, Jari.

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Pakkanen, J 2011, Aegean Bronze Age Weights, *Chaînes Opératoires* and the Detecting of Patterns through Statistical Analyses. in A Brysbaert (ed.), *Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology: A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean.* Routledge Studies in Archaeology, vol. 3, Routledge, New York and London, pp. 143–166.

Pakkanen, J. (2011). Aegean Bronze Age Weights, *Chaînes Opératoires* and the Detecting of Patterns through Statistical Analyses. In A. Brysbaert (Ed.), *Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology: A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean *(pp. 143–166). (Routledge Studies in Archaeology; Vol. 3). Routledge.

Pakkanen J. Aegean Bronze Age Weights, *Chaînes Opératoires* and the Detecting of Patterns through Statistical Analyses. In Brysbaert A, editor, Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology: A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean. New York and London: Routledge. 2011. p. 143–166. (Routledge Studies in Archaeology).

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