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By Benjamin W. Roberts,Christopher P. Thornton

The research of historical metals of their social and cultural contexts has been a subject of substantial curiosity in archaeology and old historical past for many years, in part as a result smooth dependence on expertise and man-made fabrics. The formal learn of Archaeometallurgy all started within the 1970s-1980s, and has noticeable a contemporary progress in recommendations, info, and theoretical movements. 

This finished sourcebook on Archaeometallurgy offers an outline of past learn in addition to a overview of recent ideas, written in an approachable manner. protecting an in depth variety of archaeological time-periods and areas, this quantity can be a helpful source for these learning archaeology around the world. 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 interested by so much geographic areas of Archaeometallurgical inquiry, researchers will locate useful purposes for metallurgical suggestions in any sector 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 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 historic metallurgy of the center East, combining anthropological thought with archaeometrical research to appreciate the advance and diffusion of metallurgical applied sciences all through Eurasia. he's at present a Consulting student of the college of Pennsylvania Museum, the place he obtained his PhD in 2009, and the Lead software Officer of study can provide on the nationwide Geographic Society.

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