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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Breno lecture 2016

Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture 2016: Gold working reconsidered  

IAMS is pleased to invite you to the Professor Beno Rothenberg Memorial Lecture 2016, which will take place UCL Institute of Archaeology on Wednesday 16 November at 6pm. More...

Published: Oct 20, 2016 3:55:03 PM

Summer School 2016

2016 IAMS Summer School programme

Running for over a decade, the IAMS Summer School typically offers classes to those interested in the archaeology of metallurgy. The course is aimed at professionals, academics, students, and enthusiasts and covers a diverse range of topics, including mining, metal production, experimental reconstruction, field methods, to the analysis of metallic artefacts. Lectures typically cover both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and will involve artefact handling sessions as well as demonstrations with analytical instruments such as a scanning electron microscope with attached energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM-EDS) and portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF). Past summer schools have been held as far away as Beijing and at times have had an overall theme, but they tend to cover as broad a range of topics as possible. More...

Published: Apr 13, 2016 10:37:19 AM

Jasmine Vieri

Jasmine Vieri awarded IAMS student bursary 2015-2016.

Jasmine Vieri was awarded with the IAMS student bursary this year, which allowed her to pursue her career. Applications are open for the 2016 round of bursaries. For further information contact umberto.veronesi.13@ucl.ac.uk More...

Published: Feb 5, 2016 12:08:55 PM

Terracotta army

Rio Tinto sponsorship of Terracotta Army project

We are very happy to announce that IAMS has signed a new sponsorship agreement with Rio Tinto, to support ongoing research and knowledge exchange efforts between UK-based and Chinese scholars working at the First Emperor’s Mausoleum in Xi’an, China. The project Imperial Logistics: The Making of the Terracotta Army is a co-operative partnership that is investigating the crafting methods and logistical organisation behind the making of the vast Terracotta Army which guarded the mausoleum of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BC). More...

Published: Jan 12, 2016 3:40:45 PM


Archaeometallurgy student bursaries 2016/17

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: Jan 12, 2016 2:51:33 PM

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