Archaeometallurgy of the Iberian Peninsula project (1982-2017)

Start: Oct 23, 2017 04:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Archaeometallurgy of the Iberian Peninsula

Ignacio Montero Ruiz (Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL) will give the fourth seminar in the Term I Institute of Archaeology Research Seminar series highlighting current research at the Institute on 23 October.

Institute of Archaeology Research Seminars take place on Mondays from 4pm, in Room 612 of the Institute.


It is not usual in Spanish archaeology to find long-term projects, except those centered on site excavations. In this case the objective of the project is focused on the role of metallurgy in the past societies. It is based not only on technological features described by the analytical techniques applied (elemental analysis, metallography, SEM and LIA) but in a theoretical framework that supports the historical interpretation of the data. A big corpus of data compiled through 35 years opens new research perspectives but also questions the comparative use of this information into a European scale.


Term I Institute Research Seminar Series 2017-18

All welcome!

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