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IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School 2014

Publication date: May 16, 2014 2:25:14 PM

Start: Jun 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 27, 2014 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 23-27 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. This year the summer school is hosted by the Institute and the NARNIA interdisciplinary project.

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.

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