Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and by Benjamin W. Roberts,Christopher P. Thornton

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 background for many years, in part a result of sleek dependence on know-how and man-made fabrics. The formal research of Archaeometallurgy started within the 1970s-1980s, and has noticeable a contemporary development in recommendations, facts, and theoretical movements. 

This finished sourcebook on Archaeometallurgy offers an outline of prior study in addition to a evaluate of contemporary thoughts, written in an approachable means. masking an intensive diversity of archaeological time-periods and areas, this quantity might be a necessary source for these learning archaeology around the globe. It presents a transparent, easy examine the to be had methodologies, including:

• Smelting processes

• Slag analysis

• Technical Ceramics

• Archaeology of Mining and box Survey

• Ethnoarchaeology

• Chemical research and Provenance Studies

• Conservation Studies 

With chapters taken with such a lot geographic areas of Archaeometallurgical inquiry, researchers will locate sensible functions for metallurgical options in any region in their study. 

Ben Roberts is a consultant within the early metallurgy and later prehistoric archaeology of Europe. He was once 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 historic metallurgy of the center East, combining anthropological idea with archaeometrical research to appreciate the advance and diffusion of metallurgical applied sciences all through Eurasia. he's at present a Consulting pupil of the college of Pennsylvania Museum, the place he got his PhD in 2009, and the Lead software Officer of study provides on the nationwide Geographic Society.

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