H 245 x W 175 mm
Illustrated throughout in black & white
Published Jan 2016
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.
Introduction; Chapter 1. Experiments with Ancient Copper Smelting Technologies; Chapter 2. Production in the Eneolithic, Early and Middle Bronze Age; Chapter 3. Metallurgical Furnaces of Sintashta Culture; Chapter 4. Copper Ores of Sintashta and Petrovka Sites in the Transurals; Chapter 5. Mineralogical and Chemical Composition of Sintashta Slag; Chapter 6. Sintashta metalworking; Chapter 7. Chronology, Genesis and Structure of Sintashta Metallurgy; Chapter 8. Metallurgical Production in the Bashkirian Urals; Chapter 9. Metallurgy of the Late Bronze Age in the Volga and Orenburg Regions; Chapter 10. Mining and Metallurgical Production in the Don and Donets Areas; Chapter 11. Metallurgical Production in the Asian Part of the Eurasian Metallurgical Province in the Bronze Age; Chapter 12. Metallurgical Production in the Kyzyl-Kum; Chapter 13. The Problem of Iron in the Bronze Age of Northern Eurasia; Chapter 14. Metallurgical Production in the Early Iron Age; Conclusions; BibliographyRedevelopment Choices of Carian Benefactors in the Roman Age (Guray Unver); A Byzantine Monastery South-East of Jerusalem (Yehiel Zelinger); Local and Imported Art in the Byzantine Monastery Newly Discovered Near Jerusalem, Israel (Lihi Habas)