By Benjamin W. Roberts, Christopher P. Thornton
The examine of old metals of their social and cultural contexts has been an issue of substantial curiosity in archaeology and historical heritage for many years, partially as a result of the smooth dependence on expertise and man-made fabrics. The formal examine of Archaeometallurgy started within the 1970s-1980s, and has visible a up to date development in suggestions, facts, and theoretical activities.
This complete sourcebook on Archaeometallurgy presents an outline of past examine in addition to a assessment of contemporary innovations, written in an approachable means. protecting an in depth variety of archaeological time-periods and areas, this quantity could be a priceless source for these learning archaeology around the globe. It offers a transparent, easy examine the on hand methodologies, including:
•• Smelting processes
•• Slag analysis
•• Technical Ceramics
•• Archaeology of Mining and box Survey
•• Chemical research and Provenance Studies
•• Conservation experiences
With chapters inquisitive about so much geographic areas of Archaeometallurgical inquiry, researchers will locate functional purposes for metallurgical innovations in any quarter in their examine.
Ben Roberts is a consultant within the early metallurgy and later prehistoric archaeology of Europe. He used to be the Curator of the ecu Copper and Bronze Age collections on the British Museum among 2007 and 2012 and is now a Lecturer in Prehistoric Europe within the division of Archaeology on the Durham collage, united kingdom.
Chris Thornton is a expert within the historical metallurgy of the center East, combining anthropological concept with archaeometrical research to appreciate the improvement and diffusion of metallurgical applied sciences all through Eurasia. he's at the moment a Consulting student of the collage of Pennsylvania Museum, the place he got his PhD in 2009, and the Lead application Officer of analysis can provide on the nationwide Geographic Society.