Natural Science in Archaeology

The Archaeometallurgy of Copper

Evidence from Faynan, Jordan

Authors: Hauptmann, Andreas

  • An interdisciplinary study that comprises (mining-) archaeological and scientific aspects
  • Focus on mineralogical and chemical slag investigations and on the role of trace elements and lead isotope abundance ratios in ores and metals
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About the authors

Andreas Hauptmann is a trained mineralogist and is concurrently head of the Research Group for Archaeometallurgy at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum and a professor of archaeometry at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Born in 1950, his research has focused on early mining and metallurgy, and the analysis of copper, bronze, iron, gold and pottery. He has led and been involved in major expeditions to Jordan, Oman and Georgia and has participated in many excavations in Germany, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Syria and Cyprus.

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"This book treats a much wider range of subjects than what one would expect from the title. … The text is easy and pleasantly written with a surprisingly wide multidisciplinary background of knowledge and modern analytical techniques. … The book is superbly produced, with high-quality illustrations, some in colour, and has an enormous amount of data over the broad spectrum of geology-mineralogy-metallurgy-archeology. It is very stimulating reading beyond the usual feed of economic geologists, and recalls the deep roots of our business." (Bernd Lehmann, Economic Geology, Vol. 103 (2), 2008)

Aus den Resensionen: “Das Buch ... mit dem anspruchsvollen Titel ... könnte den Eindruck erwecken, die immer wieder diskutierten Fragen des Wann und Wie seien nun eindeutig und endgültig beantwortet. Der Autor, ein erfahrener Mineraloge, ist viel ... sachkundig, ... Seine Publikation ist vielmehr ein wichtiger Beitrag zum Allgemeinthema ‘Frühes Kupfer‘. ... Die Gliederung des Buchinhalts folgt einer logischen Sequenz. ... Er hat aus der fülle der analytischen und verfahrenstechnischen Details und Erkenntnisse bleibende kulturgeschichtliche Folgerungen gezogen, die für Archäologen ... gleichermaßen informativ und wegweisend sind, wie für Archäometallurgen.“ (Prof. Dr. Hans-Gert Bachmann, in: Der Anschnitt, 2009, Vol. 61, Issue 4, S. 284 ff.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Archaeometallurgy of Copper
Book Subtitle
Evidence from Faynan, Jordan
Authors
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72238-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72238-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72237-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09137-7
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
146 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, 2000
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