H 290 x W 205 mm
Published Dec 2022
Bronze Age; Prehistoric Mining; Copper; Smelting; Ore Analysis; Lead Isotopes; European Trade; Long-distance Networks; Provenance; Acton Park; Bronze; Metalwork; Archaeometallurgy; Ore Mineralogy; Wales
The Great Orme copper mine in North Wales is one of the largest surviving Bronze Age mines in Europe. This book presents new interdisciplinary research to reveal a copper mine of European importance, dominating Britain’s copper supply from c. 1600-1400 BC, with some metal reaching mainland Europe - from Brittany to as far as the Baltic.