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Natural Science in Archaeology

Archaeometallurgy – Materials Science Aspects

Authors: Hauptmann, Andreas

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  • Provides detailed descriptions of archaeometallurgical materials and their chain de operatoire
  • Reviews various approaches to investigating slags
  • Combines geochemical and chemical data to determine the provenance of archaeometallurgical materials
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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.

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Andreas Hauptmann is a professor emeritus for archaeometry/archaeometallurgy at the Ruhr University’s Institute for Prehistory and of Geoscience. He studied mineralogy and ore deposits, and for many years, he headed the archaeometallurgy research group at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum in Bochum. His research has largely focused on ancient mining and metallurgy. He has visited many countries in the Old World and performed field work in the Near and Middle East. He has investigated archaeological materials used in the production of copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, iron and tin using modern analytical methods to explore old technologies and to reconstruct tradeways. He has taught at the Universities of Bochum, Frankfurt and Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the Department of Anthropology, University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook £87.50
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archaeometallurgy – Materials Science Aspects
Authors
Series Title
Natural Science in Archaeology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50367-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50367-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50366-6
Series ISSN
1613-9712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 595
Number of Illustrations
117 b/w illustrations, 149 illustrations in colour
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