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IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School 2013

Publication date: Apr 15, 2013 3:46:05 PM

Start: Jun 17, 2013 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 28, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Location: UCL Institute of Archaeology

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The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS) is hosting its annual Archaeometallurgy Summer School at the Institute of Archaeology from 17-28 June.  

It has been a long standing tradition at IAMS to offer a short intensive course on archaeometallurgy every summer for those who seek to understand metallurgy from an archaeological perspective.

IAMS is pleased to invite those interested in the field of ancient and historical metallurgy to join the 2013 Summer School, which takes place over the two weeks directly following the HMS' 50th Anniversary Conference (17-28 June 2013).

This course aims to cover a wide range of fundamental topics from mining, metal production, experimental reconstruction, field methods, to the analysis of metallic artefacts. Lectures cover both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and will involve analysis demonstrations given by several academics supplementing the teaching with case studies from their own research. In addition, some of the sessions will include artefact handling sessions and the practical use of archaeometric analysis using SEM, XRF, and pXRF.

Anyone with an interest in archaeometallurgy is welcome to join the summer school. Some funding is available for students on a limited budget, please contact Pira Venunan for further information.  

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