The contribution of Momenzadeh, et al. introduces briefly the geology and mineral resources together with the traces of ancient mining and ore processing in the area of Takht-e Soleyman. Some archaeological sites were found and documented for the first time during this investigation.
The research of Ketelaer and Hauptmann explores the questions of whether the copper ore from Wadi Amram could have been used for the production of the copper artifacts from the Chalcolithic settlements Tall Hujayrat al-Ghuzlan and Tall al-Magass or if it can be clearly excluded.
In the study of Zeiler, Garner and Golze the Alter Mann Victoria mine and two others in the region were investigated as part of an ongoing, multifaceted project to explore the meaning and importance of the non-ferrous metallurgy in northern Siegerland in the High Middle Ages.
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.