Newly accepted contributions will be added to the new issue on an ongoing basis.
The paper of Bettenay is dealing with the geological characteristics, mining parameters, documented historical mining rates and workforce considerations to discuss production estimates for the Early Medieval silver production at Melle, France.
Aim and Scope of the Journal
The journal METALLA is an international, peer-reviewed, English-language archaeological and archaeometallurgical journal with clear acquisitions to archaeometry, conservation science to economic, mining and raw materials archaeology and economic history. The journal is published in printed form with two issues per year. It is one of the most renowned academic journals in this subject spectrum and combines the historical, archaeological and archaeometric scientific fields at the highest professional level. The contributions are strongly related to mining, the production, provenance and preservation of artefacts, their trade as well as the prospecting and processing of ancient geo-resources.
The journal METALLA is published by the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (DBM, German Mining Museum), in addition to the journal Der Anschnitt (bergbaumuseum.de), the publication platform OMP and other print publications (bergbaumuseum-shop.de).
The METALLA has the International Standard Serial Number ISSN 0947-6229 and the Electronic International Standard Serial Number E-ISSN 2749-6430. From 2022, METALLA has moved to an open-access journal, where the printed version is still available for purchase. Submitted articles undergo a double-blind peer reviewing process. Accepted papers are published with platinum Open Access by Ruhr University Bochum, free for both reader and author and available from day one.