H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout with 35 plates in colour
Published Jun 2017
Alps; Alpine region; GIS; Metal; Metallurgy; Archaeometallurgy; Circum-Alpine Chalcolithic; Early Bronze Age; copper; early copper; copper-alloy; metal distribution; topography; spatial; geostatial
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.
Foreword; 1 Introduction; 2 A History of the Archaeometallurgical Research in the Circum-Alpine Region; 3 Old and New Perspectives; 4 Introduction to the Use of Gis in Archaeometallurgy: Theoretical and Practical Issues; 5 The Circum-Alpine Region: Geology and Geomorphology of the Study Area; 6 Metallurgical Background; 7 Introduction to the Archaeology of the Region, with Special Regard to Metallurgy; 8 The Construction of the Database GIS and the Tools Used in This Book; 9 The Flow Model in The Copper Age; 10 The Flow Model in the Early Bronze Age; 11 The Appearance of Tin; 12 The Flow Model through the Landscape: the Role of Topography; 13 General Discussion; 14 Conclusions and Recommendations for Further work; References; Apendices; Appendix I: The Table of Sites; Appendix II: The Table of Objects online at http://bit.ly/2rLzVrB; Appendix III: The Table of Mines; Appendix IV: Code “Normalise”; Appendix V: Code “Grouping”; Appendix VI: Code “Percentage P1”; Appendix VII: Code “Percentage Element”