Sixteen. Metallurgy

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Lloyd Weeks

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch16

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Weeks, L. (2012) Metallurgy, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch16

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • metallurgy, in the ancient Near East;
  • use of native metals, mining and smelting;
  • native copper, 8th millennium BC, Anatolia;
  • gold/electrum use in the Near East, late Ubaid Mesopotamia;
  • ancient metal mines in the Near East, limited;
  • Bronze Age, and copper smelting ancient Near East;
  • Central Asian mining of tin, documented;
  • multitude of alloys, the ancient Near East;
  • Bronze or tin-bronze, alloy of copper in the ancient Near East;
  • artifacts and fabrication techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Earliest Use of Ores and Native Metals

  • Mining

  • Smelting Metals

  • Alloys and Impurities

  • Artifacts and Fabrication Techniques

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Guide to Further Reading