Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective

Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective

Covering an extensive range of archaeological time-periods and regions, this volume will be a valuable resource for those studying archaeology worldwide.

Author: Benjamin W. Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461490173

Category: Social Science

Page: 868

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The study of ancient metals in their social and cultural contexts has been a topic of considerable interest in archaeology and ancient history for decades, partly due to the modern dependence on technology and man-made materials. The formal study of Archaeometallurgy began in the 1970s-1980s, and has seen a recent growth in techniques, data, and theoretical movements. This comprehensive sourcebook on Archaeometallurgy provides an overview of earlier research as well as a review of modern techniques, written in an approachable way. Covering an extensive range of archaeological time-periods and regions, this volume will be a valuable resource for those studying archaeology worldwide. It provides a clear, straightforward look at the available methodologies, including: • Smelting processes • Slag analysis • Technical Ceramics • Archaeology of Mining and Field Survey • Ethnoarchaeology • Chemical Analysis and Provenance Studies • Conservation Studies With chapters focused on most geographic regions of Archaeometallurgical inquiry, researchers will find practical applications for metallurgical techniques in any area of their study. Ben Roberts is a specialist in the early metallurgy and later prehistoric archaeology of Europe. He was the Curator of the European Copper and Bronze Age collections at the British Museum between 2007 and 2012 and is now a Lecturer in Prehistoric Europe in the Departm ent of Archaeology at the Durham University, UK. Chris Thornton is a specialist in the ancient metallurgy of the Middle East, combining anthropological theory with archaeometrical analysis to understand the development and diffusion of metallurgical technologies throughout Eurasia. He is currently a Consulting Scholar of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where he received his PhD in 2009, and the Lead Program Officer of research grants at the National Geographic Society.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeometallurgy Materials Science Aspects

Archaeometallurgy     Materials Science Aspects

Even though, from a global perspective, the developmental stages of early
metallurgy show 2.1 Diffusionism Versus significant chronological and
geographical differences, surprisingly many common techno- logical basics can
be observed ...

Author: Andreas Hauptmann

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030503673

Category: Science

Page: 595

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This book successfully connects archaeology and archaeometallurgy with geoscience and metallurgy. It addresses topics concerning ore deposits, archaeological field evidence of early metal production, and basic chemical-physical principles, as well as experimental ethnographic works on a low handicraft base and artisanal metal production to help readers better understand what happened in antiquity. The book is chiefly intended for scholars and students engaged in interdisciplinary work.
Categories: Science

Making Metals and Moulding Society

Making Metals and Moulding Society

This volume brings together leading experts from around the world looking at the Bronze Age as a global phenomenon. Papers examine the emergence and spread of bronze metallurgy, its role in society and impact on developing economies.

Author: Thilo Rehren

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 1789252059

Category: History

Page: 208

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The emergence and spread of the Bronze Age continues to drive scholarly debate across many disciplines, from theoretical, funerary and economic archaeology to archaeometallurgy and social archaeology. This volume brings together leading experts from around the world looking at the Bronze Age as a global phenomenon. Papers examine the emergence and spread of bronze metallurgy, its role in society and impact on developing economies. Case studies range from China through Europe and to Africa and South America. Each chapter highlights a particular region and its unique trajectories, while the book as a whole provides a fascinating overview of the richness and diversity of Bronze Age archaeology.
Categories: History

Metals in Past Societies

Metals in Past Societies

This book seeks to communicate to both a global and local audience, the key attributes of pre-industrial African metallurgy such as technological variation across space and time, methods of mining and extractive metallurgy and the ...

Author: Shadreck Chirikure

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319116419

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This book seeks to communicate to both a global and local audience, the key attributes of pre-industrial African metallurgy such as technological variation across space and time, methods of mining and extractive metallurgy and the fabrication of metal objects. These processes were transformative in a physical and metaphoric sense, which made them total social facts. Because the production and use of metals was an accretion of various categories of practice, a chaine operatoire conceptual and theoretical framework that simultaneously considers the embedded technological and anthropological factors was used. The book focuses on Africa’s different regions as roughly defined by cultural geography. On the one hand there is North Africa, Egypt, the Egyptian Sudan, and the Horn of Africa which share cultural inheritances with the Middle East and on the other is Africa south of the Sahara and the Sudan which despite interacting with the former is remarkably different in terms of technological practice. For example, not only is the timing of metallurgy different but so is the infrastructure for working metals and the associated symbolic and sociological factors. The cultural valuation of metals and the social positions of metal workers were different too although there is evidence of some values transfer and multi-directional technological cross borrowing. The multitude of permutations associated with metals production and use amply demonstrates that metals participated in the production and reproduction of society. Despite huge temporal and spatial differences there are so many common factors between African metallurgy and that of other regions of the world. For example, the role of magic and ritual in metal working is almost universal be it in Bolivia, Nepal, Malawi, Timna, Togo or Zimbabwe. Similarly, techniques of mining were constrained by the underlying geology but this should not in any way suggest that Africa’s metallurgy was derivative or that the continent had no initiative. Rather it demonstrates that when confronted with similar challenges, humanity in different regions of the world responded to identical challenges in predictable ways mediated as mediated by the prevailing cultural context. The success of the use of historical and ethnographic data in understanding variation and improvisation in African metallurgical practices flags the potential utility of these sources in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Some nuance is however needed because it is simply naïve to assume that everything depicted in the history or ethnography has a parallel in the past and vice versa. Rather, the confluence of archaeology, history and ethnography becomes a pedestal for dialogue between different sources, subjects and ideas that is important for broadening our knowledge of global categories of metallurgical practice.
Categories: Social Science

The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World

The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World

Pp . 113 – 124 in Harappan Civilization : A Contemporary Perspective , ed . G . L
. Possehl . Reprinted in 1993 in Harappan Civilization : A Recent Perspective .
New Delhi : Oxford and IBH Publishing . Structural Remains and Town - planning
 ...

Author: Vincent C. Pigott

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

ISBN: 0924171340

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Written by eminent scholars in the field, this edited volume is the first to treat in a comprehensive manner the archaeology of metallurgy's origins, focusing specifically on initial uses of copper and bronze, as well as the coming of iron across Asia from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Far East. It is a volume that should serve for some time to come as the source of the fundamental information upon which larger interpretations of metallurgical developments in Asia will be grounded. MASCA research papers, Vol. 16 University Museum Monograph, 89
Categories: Social Science

Archaeometallurgy in India

Archaeometallurgy in India

A study along this line presupposes consideration of a number of varied aspects
connected with archaeometallurgy such as an over - view of archaeometallurgy ,
origin of metallurgy in world perspective , present knowledge about the ...

Author: Praṇaba Caṭṭopādhyāẏa

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064987020

Category: Archaeometallurgy

Page: 183

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Categories: Archaeometallurgy

Archaeology in the Third World

Archaeology in the Third World

( district Saran , Bihar ) , 400 BC — 300 AD ' , In V . Tripathi , ed . ,
Archaeometallurgy in India , Delhi , pp . 27 - 35 . ... in Indian archaeology : an
historical view ' , In P . J . Ucko , ed . , Theory in Archaeology , a World
Perspective , London , pp .

Author: Dilip K. Chakrabarti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058067664

Category: Archaeology

Page: 281

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The Work Studies The Evolution Of Archaeological Research In Post-Independence India: From The New Dimensions Added To The Ancient Indian Past By Archaeological Research In The Initial Phase To The Present Era When The National Archaeological Policy Seems To Have Lost Its Direction. It Highlights The Mileposts In Its Course Of Development And Explores The Traits Of Third World Archaeology.
Categories: Archaeology

Archaeometallurgy in Mesoamerica

Archaeometallurgy in Mesoamerica

"This book will be a basic reference on the topic for many years to come, and will remain an essential source even as new field and laboratory studies develop.

Author: Aaron N. Shugar

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457174056

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 620

"This book will be a basic reference on the topic for many years to come, and will remain an essential source even as new field and laboratory studies develop. It is by far the best reference for metallurgy within the ancient Mesoamerican world system, and will be important for comparative studies between Mesoamerican and other early civilizations."—Phil Weigand, Colegio de Michoacán Presenting the latest in archaeometallurgical research in a Mesoamerican context, Archaeometallurgy in Mesoamerica brings together up-to-date research from the most notable scholars in the field. These contributors analyze data from a variety of sites, examining current approaches to the study of archaeometallurgy in the region as well as new perspectives on the significance metallurgy and metal objects had in the lives of its ancient peoples. The chapters are organized following the cyclical nature of metals—beginning with extracting and mining ore, moving to smelting and casting of finished objects, and ending with recycling and deterioration back to the original state once the object is no longer in use. Data obtained from archaeological investigations, ethnohistoric sources, ethnographic studies, along with materials science analyses, are brought to bear on questions related to the integration of metallurgy into local and regional economies, the sacred connotations of copper objects, metallurgy as specialized crafting, and the nature of mining, alloy technology, and metal fabrication.
Categories: Social Science

Ancient Metal Technology and Archaeology of South Asia

Ancient Metal Technology and Archaeology of South Asia

A Pan-Asian Perspective Dharma Pal Agrawal. PREFACE ... With my extensive
contacts in the world of archaeology and archaeometallurgy , and full
cooperation of friends , it was not very difficult to collect data or relevant literature
. Following ...

Author: Dharma Pal Agrawal

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049698544

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 254

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Categories: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Metallurgica Antiqua

Metallurgica Antiqua

... slag - orientated Maddin is designed to honour their overall scien- branch of
archaeometallurgy . tific achievements in ... Characteristic of his Museum very
early in his career and kept an as- ability to view things in a global perspective ,
he ...

Author: Thilo Rehren

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049656658

Category: Antiquities

Page: 304

View: 507

Categories: Antiquities

Aspects of Archaeometallurgy in South and South East Asia

Aspects of Archaeometallurgy in South and South East Asia

New Delhi : D.K.Printworld ( P ) Ltd. A Chakrabarti , D.K. 1974 , Beginning of Iron
in India : Problem Reconsidered , in A. K. Ghosh , ( ed . ) , Perspective
Palaeoanthropology , Calcutta : Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay , pp . 345-356 . A
Chakrabarti ...

Author: Ravindra Nath Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078989574

Category: Archaeometallurgy

Page: 168

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Play, based on the life of Aśoka, fl. 272 B.C.-232 B.C., King of Magadha.
Categories: Archaeometallurgy

Archaeometallurgy in India

Archaeometallurgy in India

... rapidly , but the behaviour of the society is fashioned in accordance with the
instruments that the material world offers it . ... It is with this perspective that the
present paper aims at analysing the role of iron technology in shaping the society
of ...

Author: Vibha Tripathi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042787971

Category: Archaeology

Page: 390

View: 200

Papers presented at the National Seminar on Indian Archaeometallurgy held at Banaras Hindu University in Oct. 1991.
Categories: Archaeology

Asian Perspectives

Asian Perspectives

Possehl , G. L. , AND P. GULLAPALLI 1999 The early Iron Age in South India , in
The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World : 153– 175 , ed . V. Piggott . The
University of Pennsylvania Monograph 89 ; MASCA Research Papers in Science
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P010046277

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

Antiquity

Antiquity

... ethnography , ethnoarchaeology , palaeontology , archaeobotany and zoology
, archaeometallurgy and chemistry . ... There is some disparity between linked
chapters , as illustrated by a thematic approach for archaeobotany in comparison
to a culture period approach for archaeozoology . ... Public displays and private
values : a guide to buried wealth in Harappan archaeology , World Archaeology
20 ...

Author: Osbert Guy Stanhope Crawford

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068865131

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Includes section "Reviews."
Categories: Archaeology

Luristan Excavation Documents The early Iron Age in the Pusht i Kuh Luristan

Luristan Excavation Documents  The early Iron Age in the Pusht i Kuh  Luristan

1999 The Development of Metal Production on the Iranian Plateau : An
Archaeometallurgical Perspective , in : The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old
World , ( V.C. Pigott , ed . ) , p . 73-106 , 12 fig . PLEINER , R. , 1969 The
Beginnings of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112436899

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page:

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Categories: Excavations (Archaeology)

Metals and Mines

Metals and Mines

of Jordan II : Perspectives from 1996 , H.G. Gebel , Z. Kafafi and from Timna ores
at Tall Magass , Aqaba . In Prehistoric Aqaba ... In Old World Archaeometallurgy ,
A. Hauptmann , In Researches in the Arabah 1959–1984 . Vol . II : The Ancient ...

Author: Susan La Niece

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131647625

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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This book arose from the conference Metallurgy: A Touchstone for Cross-cultural Interaction which took place at the British Museum. The papers largely relate to mining and extractive metallurgy. The inception and nature of the first smelting technologies of copper and tin in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, and of zinc in China and iron in Africa, the Middle East and Britain are discussed together with insights into the archaeology and experimental replication of the processes.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Metals in Antiquity

Metals in Antiquity

However , this major revision of how archaeology is practised has had little effect
on ' archaeometallurgy ' or archaeological science in general . ... addressed
current archaeological problems , or even archaeometallurgical problems from
current archaeological perspectives . ... Nowhere in this world of techno -
environmental determinism were issues of human choice or selection addressed
; human ...

Author: Robert A. Ixer

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UVA:X006094598

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Papers presented at a symposium Metals in Antiquity held in 1997 at Harvard University, which sought to explore the distribution of metals in the natural environment, and extractive metallurgy and fabrication processes, as well as the social context, use and deposition of artefacts.
Categories: Social Science

Tarascan Copper Metallurgy A Multiapproach Perspective

Tarascan Copper Metallurgy  A Multiapproach Perspective

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 ...

Author: Blanca Estela Maldonado

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784916268

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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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.
Categories: Social Science

BAR International Series

BAR International Series

However , this major revision of how archaeology is practised has had little effect
on ' archaeometallurgy ' or archaeological science in general . ... addressed
current archaeological problems , or even archaeometallurgical problems from
current archaeological perspectives . ... Nowhere in this world of techno -
environmental determinism were issues of human choice or selection addressed
; human ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051784448

Category: Archaeology

Page: 348

View: 666

Categories: Archaeology