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Scelte tecnologiche, expertise e aspetti sociali della produzione

Vanessa Forte

Ceramic technology is a topic widely explored in archaeology, especially for its social inferences. This volume addresses the social aspects of production and the role of potters within prehistoric communities. The book focusses on the Copper Age when social complexity was incipient and ceramic production was not considered a formalised activity. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | 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

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

The Classification of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Copper and Bronze Axe-heads from Southern Britain

Stuart Needham

This work presents a comprehensive classification of the morphology of early metal age axe-heads, chisels and stakes from southern Britain. It is illustrated by a type series of 120 representative examples. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

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

Old Kingdom Copper Tools and Model Tools

Martin Odler

This volume gathers the textual, iconographic and palaeographic evidence and examines artefacts in order to revise the common view on the use of copper alloy tools and model tools in the Old Kingdom. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

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