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Marcos Martinón-Torres

Research Interests

  • Alchemy, chemistry and metallurgy in the Renaissance world
  • Technical ceramics: the production and consumption of crucibles
  • Silver refining and assaying: cupels and cupellation remains
  • The theory and practice of brassmaking
  • Metals and metallurgy in America before and after the European contact
  • Specialisation and standardisation: the making of the Terracotta Army
  • Metals and metallurgy in Africa
  • Life-histories of megaliths and the history of archaeology

Research Directory Records

Educational Background

  • 2001-2005. PhD Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
  • 2000-2001. MSc in the Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials. University College London
  • 1999-2001. DEA (Advanced Studies Diploma) in Archaeology and Ancient History. University of Santiago de Compostela
  • 1999. MRes (Tesis de Licenciatura) in Archaeology. University of Santiago de Compostela
  • 1995-1999. Licenciatura with Extraordinary Degree Prize in History. Speciality: Archaeology. University of Santiago de Compostela

(You can find many of my publications via my profile at academia.edu)

Books

  • Uribe, M. A., Londoño, E., Quintero, J. P., Martinón-Torres, M., and Morales, J. 2013. Historias de ofrendas muiscas. Bogotá: Museo del Oro, Banco de la República. [download]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. (eds) 2008. Archaeology, History and Science: Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials. (UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press [publisher link].
  • Martinón-Torres, M. (with a contribution by Martinón-Torres, María) 2004. Xaquín Lorenzo ‘Xocas’: Confesións e lembranzas para mozos de onte e hoxe. Santiago de Compostela: Sotelo Blanco Edicións.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2001. Os monumentos megalíticos despois do Megalitismo: Arqueoloxía e Historia dos megalitos galegos a través das fontes escritas (s. VI – s. XIX). Valga (Spain): Concello de Valga.

Articles

2014

  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2014. Technical ceramics, in B. W. Roberts and C. P. Thornton (eds), Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and Syntheses, 107-131. New York: Springer. [publisher]
  • Li, X. J., Bevan, A., Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th., Cao, W., Xia, Y. and Zhao, K. 2014. Crossbows and imperial craft organisation: the bronze triggers of China's Terracotta Army. Antiquity 88:126-140 [publisher].
  • Zhou, W., Martinón-Torres, M., Chen, J. and Li, Y. 2014. Not so efficient, but still distilled: the technology of Qing Dynasty zinc production at Dafengmen, Chongqing, southwest China. Journal of Archaeological Science 43: 278-288 [publisher]

2013

  • Biggs, L., Bellina, B., Martinón-Torres, M. and Pryce, O. P. 2013. Prehistoric iron production technologies in the Upper Thai-Malay Peninsula: metallography and slag inclusion analyses of iron artefacts from Khao Sam Kaeo and Phu Khao Thong. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 5(4): 311-329. [publisher]
  • Rehren, T., Belgya, T., Jambon, A., Kali, G., Kastovszky, Z., Kis, Z., Kovács, I., Maróti, B., Martinón-Torres, M., Miniaci, G., Pigott, P., Radivojević, M., Szentmiklósi, L., Szökefalvi-Nagy, Z.2013. 5,000 years old Egyptian iron beads made from hammered meteoritic iron. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(12), 4785–4792 [open access].
  • Valcarcel Rojas, R. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2013. Metals in the indigenous societies of the insular Caribbean, in W. F. Keegan, C. L. Hofman and R. Rodriguez Ramos (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology, 504-522. Oxford: Oxford University Press

2012

  • Martinón-Torres, M., Li, X. J., Bevan, A., Xia, Y., Zhao, K. and Rehren, Th. 2012. Forty thousand arms for a single Emperor: from chemical data to the labor organization behind the bronze arrows of the Terracotta Army. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, online first, DOI: 10.1007/s10816-012-9158-z [publisher]
  • Martinón-Torres, M 2012. The Archaeology of Alchemy and Chemistry in the Early Modern World: An Afterthought. Archaeology International 15:53-56 [open access]
  • Saenz Samper, J., & Martinón-Torres, M. 2012. El oro en America, in R. Slotta, & I. Schnepel (eds), Tesoros de Los Andes: El cobre chileno para el mundo, 245-256. Bochum: Deutsches Bergbau-Museum.
  • Li, X. J., Martinón-Torres, M., Meeks and Xia, Y. 2012. Scanning electron microscopy imaging of tool marks on Qin bronze weaopns using silicone rubber impressions, in N. Meeks, C. Cartwright, A. Meek and A. Mongiatti (eds.), Historical Technology, Materials and Conservation: SEM and Microanalysis, 62-68. London: Archetype and The British Museum.
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Valcarcel Rojas, R., Guerra, M. F. and Saenz Samper, J. 2012 Metallic encounters in Cuba: the technology, exchange and meaning of metals before and after Columbus. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 31/4, 439-454 [publisher].
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2012. Inside Solomon’s House: An Archaeological Study of the Old Ashmolean Chymical Laboratory in Oxford. Ambix 59/1, 22-48 [publisher]
  • Uribe Villegas, M. A. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2012. Typology, Technology, Composition and Context of Muisca Metalwork (Colombia, AD 600-1800): a Database. Journal of Open Archaeology Data 1(1) [DOI, metadata for a database that can be accessed at UCL Discovery]
  • Uribe Villegas, M. A. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2012. Composition, colour and context in Muisca votive metalwork (Colombia, AD 600-1800). Antiquity 86 (333), 772–791. [publisher]
  • Charlton, M. F., Blakelock, E., Martinón-Torres, M. and Young, T. 2012. Investigating the production provenance of iron artifacts with multivariate methods. Journal of Archaeological Science 39, 2280-2293 [publisher]
  • Murillo-Barroso, M. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2012. Amber sources and trade in the Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula. European Journal of Archaeology 15/2, 187-216. [publisher]
  • Zhou, W., Martinón-Torres, M., Chen, J., Liu, H. and Li, Y. 2012. Distilling zinc for the Ming Dynasty: the technology of large scale zinc production in Fengdu, southwest China. Journal of Archaeological Science 39, 908-921 [publisher]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren. Th. 2012. Analytical study of iron slag from the Novgorod hinterland, in M. Brisbane, N. Makarov and E. Nosov (eds), The Archaeology of Medieval Novgorod in Context: Studies in Centre/Periphery Relations, 185-194. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

2011

  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2011. Some recent developments in the historiography of alchemy. Ambix 58/3, 215-237 [publisher]
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Li, X. J., Bevan, A., Xia, Y., Zhao, K. and Rehren, Th. 2011. Making weapons for the Terracotta Army. Archaeology International 13/14, 65-75 [pdf]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Ladra, L. 2011. Orígenes del dorado por amalgama: aportaciones desde la orfebrería protohistórica del noroeste de la Península Ibérica. Trabajos de Prehistoria 68/1, 187-198 [pdf]

  • Sáenz Samper, J. and Martinón-Torres, M. Gold in Amerika, in R. Slotta and I. Schnepel (eds), Schätze der Anden - Chiles Kupfer für die Welt, 245-256. Bochum: Deutsches Bergbau-Museum [pdf]
  • Pryce, T. O., Pollard, M., Martinón-Torres, M, Pigott, V. C. and Pernicka, E. 2011. Southeast Asia's first isotopically defined prehistoric copper production system: when did extractive metallurgy begin in the Khao Wong Prachan Valley of Central Thailand? Archaeometry 53, 146-163 [pdf]
  • Li, X. J., Martinón-Torres, M., Meeks, N. D., Yin, X. and Kun, Z. 2011. Inscriptions, filing, grinding and polishing marks on the bronze weapons from the Qin Terracotta Army in China. Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 492-501 [pdf]
  • Holmqvist, V. E. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2001. Many Potters – One Style: Pottery Production and Distribution in Transitional Late Byzantine–Early Islamic Palaestina Tertia, in I. Turbanti-Memmi (ed), Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 71-76. Belin: Springer-Verlag [pdf]

2010

  • Kearns, T. Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2010. Metal to mould: alloy identification in experimental casting moulds using XRF. Historical Metallurgy 44(1), 48-58 [pdf].
  • Valcárcel Rojas R., Martinón-Torres M., Cooper J. and Rehren, Th. 2010. Turey Treasure in the Caribbean. In S. Kepecs, A. Curet and G. de la Rosa (eds), Beyond the Blockade: New Currents in Cuban Archaeology, 106-125. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2010. Of marks, prints, pots and becherovka: freemasons' branding in early modern Europe? in A. Bevan and D. Wengrow (eds), Cultures  of Commodity Branding, 213-233. (UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Pryce, T. O., Pigott, V. C., Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2010. Prehistoric copper production and technological reproductionin the Khao Wong Prachan Valleyof Central Thailand. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 2, 237-264 [pdf].
  • Murillo-Barroso, M., Pryce, T. O., Bellina, B. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2010. Khao Sam Kaeo – an archaeometallurgical crossroads for trans-asiatic technological traditions. Journal of Archaeological Science 37(7), 1761-1772 [pdf].
  • Chaplin, T. D., Clark, R. J. H. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2010. A combined Raman microscopy, XRF and SEM–EDX study of three valuable objects – A large painted leather screen and two illuminated title pages in 17th century books of ordinances of the Worshipful Company of Barbers, London. Journal of Molecular Structure 976, 350–359 [pdf].

2009

  • Ladra, L. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2009.Variacións tecnolóxicas e preferencias culturais: estudo analítico dos ouros do Castro de Viladonga. Croa: Boletín da Asociación de Amigos do Castro de Viladonga 19, 32-43 [pdf].
  • Hudgins, C. C., Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2009. From the mines to the colonies: archaeolgical evidence for the exchange and metallurgical usage of English copper in early seventeenth-century Ireland and Virginia, in A. Horning and N. Brannon (eds), Ireland and Britain in the Atlantic World, 157-180. (Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Proceedings 2). Dublin: Wordwell.
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th., Thomas, N. and Mongiatti, A. 2009. Identifying materials, recipes and choices: some suggestions for the study of archaeological cupels, in Archaeometallurgy in Europe 2007: Selected papers from 2nd International Conference, Aquileia, Italy, 17-21 June 2007, 435-445. Milano: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia.
  • Mongiatti, A., Rehren, Th., Martinón-Torres, M. and Cech, B. 2009. Smelting of gold and silver ores in Renaissance Austria, in Archaeometallurgy in Europe 2007: Selected papers from 2nd International Conference, Aquileia, Italy, 17-21 June 2007, 60-67. Milano: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia.
  • Iles, L. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2009. Pastoralist iron production in the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya: wider implications for archaeometallurgical studies. Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 2314-2326 [pdf].
  • MacDonald, K.C., Vernet, R., Martinón-Torres, M. and Fuller, D. Q. 2009. Dhar Nema: from early agriculture to metallurgy in southeastern Mauritania. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 44(1), 3-48 [pdf].
  • Mongiatti, A., Martinón-Torres, M., and Rehren, Th. 2009. Testing ores for gold and silver in Renaissance Austria: new techniques, new discoveries, in J-F. Moreau, R. Auger, J. Chabot and A. Herzog (eds), Proceedings of the 36th International Symposium on Archaeometry, April 2006, Quebec, 444/37-444/46. (Les cahiers d'archeologie du CELAT, 25; Series Archeometrie, 7), Quebec: Universite Laval.
  • Thondhlana, T. P. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2009. Small size, high value. Composition and manufacture of copper-base beads from Second Millennium AD northern Zimbabwe. Journal of African Archaeology 7(1), 79-97 [pdf].
  • Blakelock, E., Martinón-Torres, M., Veldhuijzen, H.A. and Young, T. 2009. Slag inclusions in iron objects and the quest for provenance: an experiment and a case study. Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 1745-1757 [pdf].
  • Humphris, J., Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th. and Reid, A. 2009. Variability in single smelting episodes - a pilot study using slag from Uganda. Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 359-369 [pdf].
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2009. Post-medieval crucible production and distribution: a study of materials and materialities. Archaeometry 51(1), 49-74. [pdf]

2008

  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Verrocchio, V. 2008. Triangular crucibles from the Convent of San Domenico in L’Aquila. Archeologia Postmedievale 12, 97-113 [pdf].
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Thomas, N. Rehren, Th. and Mongiatti, A. 2008. Some problems and potentials of the study of cupellation remains: the case of post-medieval Montbéliard. ArcheoSciences: Revue d’Archeometrie 32, 59-70 [full text].
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Freestone, I. C., Hunt, A. and Rehren, Th. 2008. Mass-produced mullite crucibles in medieval Europe: manufacture and material properties. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 91(5), 2071-2074 [pdf].
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2008. Los orígenes alquímicos de la química moderna: una perspectiva arqueológica. Anales de Química 104(4), 310-317 [pdf].
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2008. Why should archaeologists take history and science seriously? in M. Martinón-Torres and Th. Rehren (eds), Archaeology, History and Science: Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials, 15-36 (UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications). Walnut Creek CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Rehren, Th. and Martinón-Torres, M. 2008. Naturam ars imitata: European brassmaking between craft and science, in M. Martinón-Torres and Th. Rehren (eds), Archaeology, History and Science: Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials, 167-188 (UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications). Walnut Creek CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2008. El megalito ha muerto. ¡Larga vida al megalito! PH: Boletín de Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico 67, 92-95. (Número Monográfico dedicado a Patrimonio Megalítico, ed. L. García Sanjuán). [pdf].
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Cooper, J., Valcárcel Rojas, R. and Rehren, Th.2008. Diversifying the picture: Indigenous responses to European arrival in Cuba. Archaeology International 10, 37-40. [pdf]
  • Cooper, J., Martinón-Torres, M. and Valcárcel Rojas, R. 2008. American gold and European brass: metal objects and indigenous values in the cemetery of El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba, in C. L. Hofman, M. L. P. Hoogland and A. Van Gijn (eds), Crossing the Borders: New methods and techniques in the study of material culture in the Caribbean. Alabama: University of Alabama Press.

2007

  • Martinón-Torres, M., Valcárcel Rojas, R., Cooper, J. and Rehren, Th. 2006. Metals, microanalysis and meaning: a study of metal objects excavated from the indigenous cemetery of El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba. Journal of Archaeological Science 34(2): 194-204 [pdf].
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2007. Trials and errors in search of mineral wealth: metallurgical experiments in early colonial Jamestown. Rittenhouse: the Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise 21: 82-97.
  • Valcárcel Rojas, R., Martinón-Torres, M., Cooper, J. and Rehren, Th. 2007. Oro, guanines y latón. Metales en contextos aborígenes de Cuba. El Caribe Arqueológico 10, 116-131.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2007. The tools of the chymist: archaeological and scientific analyses of early modern laboratories, in L. M. Principe (ed), Chymists and Chymistry: Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Chemistry, 149-163. Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications and Chemical Heritage Foundation.

2006

  • Thomas, N., Martinón-Torres, M., Goy, C. and Rehren, Th. 2006. La fouille archéologique du quartier Velotte à Montbéliard : nouvelles données sur des opérations de chimie oubliées, Bulletin de la Société d’émulation de Montbéliard 129, 441-465 [pdf]
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th. and Freestone, I. C. 2006. Mullite and the mystery of Hessian wares. Nature 444, 437-438 (23 November 2006). [pdf, and supplementary online information here]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2006. The ‘mystery’ of the post-medieval triangular crucibles reconsidered – a global perspective, in J. Pérez-Arantegui (ed), Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Zaragoza, 3-7 May 2004 , 515-524. Zaragoza: Institución Fernando el Católico. [pdf] [full volume available here pdf file: 14 MB]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2006. On the life-histories of megaliths in Northwest Iberia, in Rodríguez Casal, A. A. (ed), The Atlantic Megaliths. Acts of the XIVth UISPP Congress, University of Liege, Belgium, 2-8 September 2001, 43-51 (BAR International Series 1521). Oxford: Archaeopress

-2005

  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2005. Ceramic materials in fire assay practices: a case study of 16th-century laboratory equipment, in M. I. Prudencio, M. I. Dias and J. C. Waerenborgh (eds), Understanding people through their pottery, 139-149 (Trabalhos de Arqueologia 42). Lisbon: Instituto Portugues de Arqueologia. [pdf]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2005. Alchemy, chemistry and metallurgy in Renaissance Europe. A wider context for fire assay remains. Historical Metallurgy 39(1), 14-31. [pdf]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2004. El Padre Sarmiento y el Megalitismo gallego. Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegos 117, 435-448.
  • Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th. and von Osten, S. 2003. A 16th-century lab in a 21st-century lab: archaeometric study of the laboratory remains from Oberstockstall, Austria. Antiquity 77(298) online [http://antiquity.ac.uk/ProjGall/martinon/index.html].
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2003. Química en arqueología y la arqueología de la química: el ensayo. Gallaecia 22, 383-405.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rehren, Th. 2002. Agricola and Zwickau: Theory and practice of Renaissance brass production in SE Germany. Historical Metallurgy 36(2), 95-111. [pdf]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2002. Defying God and the King: a 17th-century gold rush for ‘megalithic treasure’. Public Archaeology 2(4), 220-235.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2001. Los megalitos de término. Crónica del valor territorial de los monumentos megalíticos a partir de las fuentes escritas. Trabajos de Prehistoria 58 (1), 95-108.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. and Rodríguez Casal, A. A. 2000. Aspectos historiográficos del Megalitismo gallego: de la documentación medieval al siglo XIX, in Arias, P., Bueno, P., Cruz, D., Enríquez, J.X., Oliveira, J. de, and Sanches. M.J. (eds), Neolitizaçâo e Megalitismo da Península Ibérica. Actas do III Congresso de Arqueologia Peninsular (Vila Real, Portugal, September 1999), vol. III, 303-319. Porto: ADECAP.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2000. Murguía visto por..., in X. Rábade Paredes, A vida de Manuel Murguía. (Col. Árbore). Vigo (Spain): Galaxia.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2000. Análisis del ‘Megalitismo Céltico’ en la Galicia del siglo XIX. Gallaecia 19, 287-309.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2000. Murguía e a Arqueoloxía galega. Boletín da Real Academia Galega 361, 221-244.

Reviews

  • Martinon-Torres, M. 2012.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2011. Is that stone genuine? Review of Marco Beretta: The alchemy of glass: counterfeit, imitation and transmutation in ancient glassmaking. Metascience [publisher]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2008. ¿Hay futuro para la arqueometria iberica? El VII Congreso Iberico de Arqueometria. Trabajos de Prehistoria 65(2), 179-180 [pdf]
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2004. Archaeometallurgy at the 34th International Symposium on Archaeometry. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (PIA) 15, 106-109.
  • Martinón-Torres, M. 2002. Review of: Cornelius J. Holtorf: Monumental Past: The Life-histories of Megalithic Monuments in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). Papers from the Institute of Archaeology (PIA) 13, 131-137.

This list, together with my research interests, will give you an idea of the type of projects that I am willing to supervise. I am happy to consider informal queries from students who would like to work with me on related subjects.

Current Students

  • David Larreina: Copper for the First Emperors: Early copper smelting in Eastern China (second supervisor Thilo Rehren, tertiary supervisor Yanxiang LI, USTB)
  • Pira Venunan: Iron for the empire? An archaeometallurgical study of 9th – 15th century AD Angkorian Khmer iron production in Ban Kruat, Buriram, lower northeast Thailand (second supervisor Andrew Reid, tertiary supervisor Oli Pryce)
  • Rahil Alipour Persian Crucible Steel Production in Central Iran (joint supervison with Thilo Rehren)
  • Ruth Fillery Travis A diachronic analysis of Romano-British iron production in the Exmoor region (second supervisors Joe Flatman and Kris Lockyear)
  • Mainardo Gaudenzi Asinelli Copper alloy production and consumption in the Tuscia region during the Middle Ages (second supervisor Andrew Reynolds)
  • Carmen Ting Revisiting the 'Classic Maya Collapse': Technological analysis of the Bukphase ceramics in the Maya Lowlands (joint supervision with Elizabeth Graham)

Second Supervisor

  • Agnese Benzonelli Validation of Analytical Methods for Non-Invasive Characterization of Natural and Artificial Patinas (principal supervisor Ian Freestone)
  • Siran Liu Gold/silver smelting technology in historical period China (principal supervisor Thilo Rehren)
  • Teresa Moreno The analysis and conservation of American Indian silver jewellery (principal supervisor Elizabeth Pye)

Previous Students

  • Thomas Thondhlana (2012) Metal workers and smelting precincts: an a rchaeometallurgical investigation of copper production in the Northern Lowveld, South Africa, c.AD 700 - 1900 (second supervisor Thilo Rehren)
  • Wenli Zhou (2012) The technology and organisation of zinc production in Chongqing, China during the Ming and Qing dynasties (second supervisor Thilo Rehren)
  • Roseleen Bains (2012) The social significane of stone bead technology at Neolithic  Catalhoyuk, Turkey (principal supervisor Karen Wright)
  • Janice (Xiuzhen) Li (2012) Defining and Interpreting Specialization and Standardization: the Bronze Weapons of the Terra-cotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty,China (joint supervision with Andrew Bevan, second supervisor Thilo Rehren)
  • Louise Iles (2011) Technology, Society and 'Tradition': reconstructing the iron industries in Bunyoro-Kitara (principal supervisor Andrew Reid)
  • Virpi Holmqvist (2010) Ceramics in transition: a comparative analytical study of late Byzantine-early Islamic pottery in Southern Transjordan and the Negev (joint supervision with Thilo Rehren)
  • Jane Humphris (2010): An archaeometallurgical investigation of iron smelting traditions in Southern Rwanda (principal supervisor Andrew Reid)
  • Aude Mongiatti (2009): Assaying and smelting noble metals in sixteenth-century Austria: a comparative analytical study (with Thilo Rehren)
  • Oli Pryce (2009): Prehistoric copper production and technological reproduction in the Khao Wong Prachan Valley of central Thailand (with Vincent Pigott and Thilo Rehren)

Undergraduate and Masters' dissertations:

  • Cementation, alloying or smelting? Bronze making in First Millennium BCE Khao Sam Kaeo, Thailand (Lalitha Thiagarajah, MSc 2012)
  • A post-medieval casting worksho in Dubrovnik, Croatia (Carlotta Gardner, MSc 2012)
  • Copper-base metallurgy in prehistoric Southeast Asia (Elzbieta Watroba, MSc, 2012)
  • Engraved in metal: Goldworking technologies at the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. From Nahuange to Tairona, AD 100 - AD 1600 (Juanita Saenz, MSc 2010)
  • Investigating a probable medieval illicit mint at Hargnies in the Ardennes (David Dearlove, MSc 2010)
  • An analytical study of material from a sixteenth and seventeenth century bronze foundry in the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) (Alexander Guthrie Stewart, MSc 2010)
  • Iron technology in peninsular Thailand: Evidence from 2nd century BC sites at Khaeo Sam Keao and Phu Khao Thong (Lynn Biggs, MSc 2009)
  • The Gresham Shipwreck: An investigation on the iron bars (Thomas Birch, MSc 2009)
  • Negotiating a Colonial Maya Identity: Metal ornaments from the Church Cemetery at Tipu, Belize (Bryan Cockrell, MSc 2009)
  • Stone beads and bead making as a craft in the Neolithic: the case of the Azraq 31 site in Jordan (Ioannis Papadias, MSc 2009)
  • Looking for meaning: a multidisciplinary study of variation in Roman Horse-and-Rider brooches (Ruth Fillery-Travis, MSc 2008)
  • Technology and craft organisation in the production of moulded-carved ceramics in the Maya Lowlands (Carmen Ting, MSc 2008)
  • Khao Sam Kaeo in the trans-Asiatic exchange system: an approach from the copper-base metallurgy (Mercedes Murillo-Barroso, MSc 2008)
  • Assessing the effectiveness of late medieval cupel recipes through experimental approaches (Tara DeFabrizio, BSc 2008)
  • The technology of silver processing: a comparison of two sites at Porco, Bolivia (Barbara Kulhanek, MSc 2007)
  • Materials, Manufacture, Meaning: Non-Destructive Analyses of the Anglo-Saxon Pewter Hoard from Cheapside, London (Christopher Lagen, MSc 2007)
  • Slag Inclusions and the Quest for Provenance: Slag and Slag Inclusion Analyses of Artefacts from Tell Hammeh, Jordan and Tel Beth-Shemesh, Israel (Eleanor Blakelock, MSc 2007)
  • From chemical analyses to meaning: a study of materials and choices in Muisca metalwork from Pre-hispanic Colombia (Maria Alicia Uribe, MA 2007)
  • An investigation of fabrication technology and composition of copper and copper alloy beads from second millennium AD archaeological sites in Northern Zimbabwe (Thomas Thondhlana, MSc 2007)
  • An Investigation of the Iron-working remains from Caherlehillan, Co. Kerry, Ireland: an Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Site (Therese Kearns, MSc 2006)
  • An archaeometallurgical investigation of pastoralist iron production on the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya (Louise Iles, MSc 2006)
  • Neolithic Peterborough Wares: Characterisation, Manufacture and Technology of Vessels from West London (Louise Rayner, MSc 2006)
  • The making of modern chemistry: an archaeometric study of the laboratory remains from Solomon’s House in Oxford (Kai Maraun, BSc 2006)
  • Metal to Mould: an experimental study of casting moulds using ED-XRF (Therese Kearns, BSc 2005)
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