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2016 IAMS Summer School programme

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Summer School 2016

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.

Jasmine Vieri awarded IAMS student bursary 2015-2016.

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Jasmine Vieri

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

Rio Tinto sponsorship of Terracotta Army project

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Terracotta army

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).

Archaeometallurgy student bursaries 2016/17

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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.

Archaeometallurgy student bursaries

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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.

Professor Izumi Shimada's visit to IAMS

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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.

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