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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I. Shimada

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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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.

Summer School 2013 A Resounding Success

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IAMS Summer School 2013 Group Photo

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.

HMS 50th Anniversary Conference

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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.

Timna Conference Review

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Wadi Faynan Fortress

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.

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