By Benjamin W. Roberts,Christopher P. Thornton
The examine of historic metals of their social and cultural contexts has been a subject matter of substantial curiosity in archaeology and old historical past for many years, in part as a result of the smooth dependence on know-how and man-made fabrics. The formal learn of Archaeometallurgy begun within the 1970s-1980s, and has obvious a up to date progress in recommendations, info, and theoretical movements.
This finished sourcebook on Archaeometallurgy presents an summary of past learn in addition to a evaluate of recent thoughts, written in an approachable means. protecting an intensive variety of archaeological time-periods and areas, this quantity may be a helpful source for these learning archaeology around the globe. It offers a transparent, common examine the on hand methodologies, including:
• Smelting processes
• Slag analysis
• Technical Ceramics
• Archaeology of Mining and box Survey
• Chemical research and Provenance Studies
• Conservation Studies
With chapters fascinated by such a lot geographic areas of Archaeometallurgical inquiry, researchers will locate functional purposes for metallurgical thoughts in any region in their study.
Ben Roberts is a expert within the early metallurgy and later prehistoric archaeology of Europe. He was once the Curator of the eu Copper and Bronze Age collections on the British Museum among 2007 and 2012 and is now a Lecturer in Prehistoric Europe within the Departm
ent of Archaeology on the Durham collage, UK.
Chris Thornton is a expert within the historical metallurgy of the center East, combining anthropological thought 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 college of Pennsylvania Museum, the place he obtained his PhD in 2009, and the Lead application Officer of study can provide on the nationwide Geographic Society.
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Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and Syntheses by Benjamin W. Roberts,Christopher P. Thornton