Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies

The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS) is an international body whose purpose is to initiate and promote research into the origins and developments of mining and metallurgy and its culture-historical significance, from its earliest, prehistoric beginnings to recent times. IAMS is a registered UK charity affiliated to the UCL Institute of Archaeology, and associated with the Wolfson Archaeological Science Laboratories. 

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Held in Nara, Japan, from 10-15 September 2013, the 8th conference on the Beginning of Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA) has been a resounding success. More...

Published: Oct 7, 2013 8:48:05 AM

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Summer School 2013 A Resounding Success

The annual IAMS Summer School has just wrapped up and has yet again proven to be a resounding success. Twenty students joined us from across the globe and were taught the fundamentals of archaeometallurgy by this year's slightly altered line-up of professionals and academics. More...

Published: Jul 9, 2013 8:55:13 PM

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HMS 50th Anniversary Conference

The Historical Metallurgy Society's 50th anniversary conference has just been concluded after an engaging and fascinating few days of presentations, lively discussion, and museum visits. It was with great pleasure that IAMS members participated and contributed to the society's most academically orientated conference yet. More...

Published: Jul 1, 2013 5:12:21 PM

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Timna Conference Review

A tremendously successful international conference entitled Mining for Copper: Environment, Culture and Copper in Antiquity was held last week in at Timna Park in southern Israel. More...

Published: May 2, 2013 12:42:55 PM


IAMS to offer funding for Timna conference

IAMS is proud to offer full financial support for two students to travel and attend the archaeometallurgy conference in honour of the late Professor Beno Rothenberg, which will take place in Timna, Israel, April 22-25 2013. More...

Published: Feb 4, 2013 7:16:13 AM

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IAMS members present at BANEA

Two of our members have recently presented papers at the Metals and Colour themed Conference of The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology held in Cambridge between the 3rd and 5th of January 2013. More...

Published: Jan 14, 2013 2:53:32 PM

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Archaeo-Metallurgy Events

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Professor Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture

The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies cordially invites you to the Professor  More...

Starts: Jun 16, 2015 6:00:00 PM


IAMS Summer School 2015

This year's Summer School will be jointly hosted by UCL's Institute of Archaeology. It will be held at the Institute of Archaeology in London and we welcome anyone with an interest in archaeometallurgy to attend our one week course. More...

Starts: Jun 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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