Archaeometallurgy

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Archaeometallurgy

Guidelines for Best Practice

Historic England Guidance

2015

April 30th, 2015

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This guidance document provides an introduction to the ways that the archaeological evidence for metalworking is studied. Archaeometallurgical evidence can include whole landscapes, buildings, features, artefacts and waste materials (eg slag and crucibles). Archaeometallurgy includes fieldwork investigations (survey and excavation) and the subsequent study of these data as well as any artefacts and residues recovered. Scientific approaches provide insights into the techniques used to produce different metals and how these were fabricated into artefacts.

Table of Contents

Section TitlePage
Introduction
1. What to expect
2. Standards and good practice for archaeometallurgy
3. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: iron and its alloys
4. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: copper and its alloys
5. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: lead
6. Archaeometallurgical processes and finds: other metals
7. Non-metallurgical residues and materials
8. Scientific techniques applied to metalworking
9. Where to get advice
10. Glossary
11. Bibliography