By Benjamin W. Roberts,Christopher P. Thornton
The examine of historical metals of their social and cultural contexts has been a subject matter of substantial curiosity in archaeology and historic background for many years, in part as a result smooth dependence on expertise and man-made fabrics. The formal examine of Archaeometallurgy all started within the 1970s-1980s, and has visible a up to date progress in suggestions, information, and theoretical movements.
This accomplished sourcebook on Archaeometallurgy offers an outline of past learn in addition to a assessment of recent ideas, written in an approachable method. overlaying an in depth diversity of archaeological time-periods and areas, this quantity should be a worthwhile source for these learning archaeology world wide. It presents a transparent, hassle-free examine the to be had methodologies, including:
• Smelting processes
• Slag analysis
• Technical Ceramics
• Archaeology of Mining and box Survey
• Chemical research and Provenance Studies
• Conservation Studies
With chapters taken with so much geographic areas of Archaeometallurgical inquiry, researchers will locate functional purposes for metallurgical options in any zone in their study.
Ben Roberts is a expert 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 Departm
ent of Archaeology on the Durham collage, UK.
Chris Thornton is a consultant within the historical metallurgy of the center East, combining anthropological conception with archaeometrical research to appreciate the improvement and diffusion of metallurgical applied sciences all through Eurasia. he's presently a Consulting pupil of the college of Pennsylvania Museum, the place he obtained his PhD in 2009, and the Lead software Officer of study gives you on the nationwide Geographic Society.
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