The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

50. What is ArchaeoMetallurgy?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Naama Yahalom-Mack
Hebrew University

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If you had to choose which period you’d prefer to live in, would you go for the Stone Age, Bronze Age, or Iron Age? Indeed, periodization in archaeology is based on these technological developments and obviously, the introduction of metals resulted in a giant leap forward for human-kind. Archaeometallurgists study both the process of production from raw materials to the end products, and do so within the broader cultural context that is imperative for creating a deeper understanding of the past.

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Yahalom-Mack, Naama. 50. What is ArchaeoMetallurgy?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 210-213 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27899. Date accessed: 20 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27899. Sep 2016

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