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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IAMS Summer School in Archaeometallurgy 2017: Registrations Open


Published: Apr 12, 2017 10:51:31 AM


Archaeometallurgy student bursaries: call for applications

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.

Published: Mar 2, 2017 1:34:33 PM


IAMS Research Students

The holder of the IAMS bursaries in archaeometallurgical studies are beginning to  work on their dissertations.


Published: Mar 1, 2017 4:57:37 PM

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

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