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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Archaeometallurgy student bursaries

The Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS) and the UCL Institute of Archaeology invite applications for two student bursaries for postgraduate studies in archaeometallurgy leading to an MSc degree. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2015 9:27:33 AM

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Professor Izumi Shimada's visit to IAMS

Professor Izumi Shimada recently delivered the IAMS Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture to a full lecture theatre at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. The lecture, entitled “Obsessed with Metal: Manufacture, Use and Significance of metal in the thousand year-old Sicán Culture of South America”, presented a captivating synopsis of four decades of work by the Sican Archaeological Project. More...

Published: Jun 20, 2015 9:17:27 AM

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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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