Introduction to Archaeometallurgy



Archaeometallurgy is the study of the food and prehistoric use and production of metals by humans. It is a sub-discipline of archaeology and archaeological science. Analysis contributes valuable insights into many archaeological questions, from technological choice to social organisation. Any project concerned with the relationship that the human species has had to the metals known to us is an example of archaeometallurgical study.

Our founder Angela is an expert in this field and has prepared this short but detailed course to give an insight into this fascinating area of archaeology.