From mine to object -Dialogues between Eastern and Western – Archaeometallurgy (3rd-1st millenium BC)

Joint sessions between APRAB (Association pour la Promotion des Recherches sur l’Âge du Bronze)
and SPF (Société Préhistorique Française)
Supported by: Musée d’Archéologie Nationale et Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Archaeometallurgy (of nonferrous alloys) is a discipline which encompasses the entire field of ancient metallurgy, from the extraction of metals from their ores to the present state of archaeological objects, has been rapidly expanding over the last two decades. Considerable progress in advancing the field is enhancing our knowledge, whether about ore extraction and mining activities, production processes (from ore to metal) or artifact transformation (from metal to finished product), as well as the lifecycle of metallic products (from finished products to their current status and location) (…)