Archaeometallurgy

    SubTitle

    Guidelines for Best Practice
    Archaeometallurgy large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        30 Apr 2015
        10463310
        10463310

        Main Summary

          This guidance document provides an introduction to the ways that the archaeological evidence for metalworking is studied. Archaeometallurgical evidence can include whole landscapes, buildings, features, artefacts and waste materials (eg slag and crucibles). Archaeometallurgy includes fieldwork investigations (survey and excavation) and the subsequent study of these data as well as any artefacts and residues recovered. Scientific approaches provide insights into the techniques used to produce different metals and how these were fabricated into artefacts.

          Additional Information

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          59

          Number of Pages

          84

          ISBN

          9781848024090

          Contents

            Introduction
            1. What to expect
            2. Standards and good practice for archaeometallurgy
            3. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: iron and its alloys
            4. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: copper and its alloys
            5. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: lead
            6. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: other metals
            7. Non-metallurgical residues and materials
            8. Scientific techniques applied to metalworking
            9. Where to get advice
            10. Glossary
            11. Bibliography

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