By Vasiliki Kassianidou, George Papasavvas
James D. Muhly is a uncommon pupil with a different curiosity in historic metallurgy who has devoted a lot of his learn to Cypriot archaeology. His paintings at the metallurgy of historic Cyprus endorses the real significance of the island as a copper generating sector, in addition to a pioneer within the improvement and unfold of metallurgy and metalwork within the wider japanese and principal Mediterranean sector. This quantity includes papers from "Eastern Mediterranean Metallurgy and Metalwork within the moment Millennium BC", a global convention organised in Muhly's honour by means of the collage of Cyprus.
Several archaeologists and archaeometallurgists from worldwide whose examine specializes in the metallurgy of this era in Cyprus and surrounding areas have been invited to take part within the convention to match and distinction the fabric tradition linked to metallurgical workshops and to debate technological concerns and their cultural and archaeological contexts. a few papers are dedicated to the metallurgy and metalwork of Cyprus, proposing fabric from a number of websites and discussing the construction and use of copper within the japanese Mediterranean. Others are devoted to the Minoan and Aegean steel and the connections among Sardinia and Cyprus. relocating eastwards, from Anatolia during the Syro-palestinian coast and Jordan and south to Egypt, papers are offered that debate overdue Bronze Age metallurgy in Alalakh, Ugarit, Faynan, Timna and Qantir. the quantity additionally comprises papers on tin and iron.
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