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The Bell Beaker Culture in All Its Forms

ed. Claudine Abegg et al.

Proceedings of the 22nd meeting of the ‘Archéologie et Gobelets’ Association which took place in Geneva, Switzerland in January 2021. The book is structured in three parts: Archaeological Material, Funerary Archaeology and Anthropology, and Reconstructing Bell Beaker Society. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | Open Access

The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia

ed. Miljana Radivojević et al.

The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia is a landmark study in the evolution of early metallurgy in the Balkans. It demonstrates that far from being a rare and elite practice, the earliest metallurgy in the world was a common and communal craft activity.

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Paperback: £95.00 | Open Access

Interdisciplinary Research into Iron Metallurgy along the Drava River in Croatia

ed. Tajana Sekelj Ivančan et al.

Presenting the results of the TransFER project, this study uses a wide-ranging methodology to examine the evidence for, and nature of, iron production in the lowland area of the central Drava River basin in Croatia during late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. The results testify to the importance and longevity of iron production in the area. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Invisible Connections: An Archaeometallurgical Analysis of the Bronze Age Metalwork from the Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig

Martin Odler et al.

The Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig has the largest university collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in Germany. This volume presents an analysis of 86 of these artefacts using a range of archaeometallurgical methods in order to provide a diachronic sample of Bronze Age Egyptian copper alloy metalwork from Dynasty 1 to Dynasty 19. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Athens and Attica in Prehistory: Proceedings of the International Conference, Athens, 27–31 May 2015

ed. Nikolas Papadimitriou et al.

This book provides the most complete overview of the Attica region from the Neolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age. It paves the way for a new understanding of Attica in the Early Iron Age and indirectly throws new light on the origins of what will later become the polis of the Athenians. READ MORE

Hardback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

Architectures of Fire: Processes, Space and Agency in Pyrotechnologies

ed. Dragoş Gheorghiu et al.

Papers presented here originate from a session held during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (Glasgow). The contributors attempt to present the entanglement between the physical phenomenon of fire, the pyro-technological instrument that it is, its material supports, and the human being. READ MORE

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Experimental Archaeology: Making, Understanding, Story-telling

ed. Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood et al.

In this book, based on the proceedings of a two-day workshop on experimental archaeology at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens in 2017, scholars, artists and craftspeople explore how people in the past made things, used and discarded them, from prehistory to the Middle Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Brass from the Past

Vanda Morton

Brass from the Past follows the evolution of brass from its earliest forms around 2500 BC through to industrialised production in the eighteenth century, telling the story in the context of the people, economies, cultures, trade and technologies that have themselves defined the alloy and its spread around the world. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Magan – The Land of Copper

Claudio Giardino

This volume describes the geography and environments of Oman, its rich copper ore deposits and the ancient mining and smelting techniques, and it also includes an overview of the physical properties of the different metals exploited in antiquity and of the analytical techniques used in archaeometallurgy. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans: Studies in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Restoration and Conservation

ed. Nona Palincas et al.

In a period when the study of archaeological remains is enriched through new methods derived from the natural sciences and when there is general agreement on the need for more investment in the study, restoration and conservation of the tangible cultural heritage, this book presents contributions to these fields from South-Eastern Europe. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

Tarascan Copper Metallurgy: A Multiapproach Perspective

Blanca Estela Maldonado

A study which provides valuable insights into the nature of metal production and the development of technology and political economy in ancient Mesoamerica, offering a contribution to general anthropological theories of the emergence of social complexity. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Agia Varvara-Almyras: An Iron Age Copper Smelting Site in Cyprus

ed. Christina Peege et al.

This volume presents the results of a comprehensive post-excavation analysis of the stratigraphy, geology, metallurgical materials (furnaces, tuyeres), finds (pottery, furnace lining, stone tools), as well as a synthesis of the copper smelting technology at Agia Varvara-Almyras, Cyprus. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Physical Barriers, Cultural Connections: A Reconsideration of the Metal Flow at the Beginning of the Metal Age in the Alps

Laura Perucchetti

This book considers the early copper and copper-alloy metallurgy of the entire Circum- Alpine region. It introduces a new approach to the interpretation of chemical composition data sets, which has been applied to a comprehensive regional database for the first time. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Networks of trade in raw materials and technological innovations in Prehistory and Protohistory: an archaeometry approach

ed. Davide Delfino et al.

Specialists from various disciplines (humanities and natural sciences) debate, from different perspectives, the networks in raw materials and technological innovation in Prehistory and Protohistory, involving investigation topics typical of archaeometry: archeometallurgy, petrography, and mineralogy READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | Open Access

Late Prehistory and Protohistory: Bronze Age and Iron Age (1. The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences; 2. Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and I

ed. Fernando Coimbra et al.

Proceedings of two sessions from the XVII UISPP World Congress, 2014: A3c The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences and A16a Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and Iron Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Rhesus' Gold, Heracles' Iron: the archaeology of metals mining and exploitation in NE Greece

Nerantzis X. Nerantzis

East Macedonia in northern Greece has rich deposits of gold and silver as well as copper and iron ores. The gold and silver were important to Classical Athens and even more so in Hellenistic times. This book looks at the archaeological and archaeometallurgical evidence for the mining and processing of the ores and the extraction of the metal. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00

Metallurgical Production in Northern Eurasia in the Bronze Age

Stanislav Grigoriev

Copper is the first metal to play a large part in human history. This work is devoted to the history of metallurgical production in Northern Eurasia during the Bronze Age, based on experiments carried out by the author and analyses of ancient slag, ore and metal. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Eros, mercator and the cultural landscape of Melos in antiquity

Effie Photos-Jones et al.

This book is about the archaeology of the minerals industries of Melos (in the Cyclades) in antiquity. The localities of their extraction and the type of processing they may have been subject to have been reconstructed on the basis of archaeological evidence. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00