Vol. 24 No. 2 (2018): METALLA
The contribution of Nessel, et al. focuses on the investigation of tin isotopic data of bronzes from the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC from Central and Southeastern Europe the Aegean and Mesopotamia. The presented analyses indicate a possible reorientation of exchange routes in Europe during the 2nd millennium BC.
The article of Pernicka discusses the weighting of different methods of investigation using the example of gold finds from Bernstorf when the results of scientific investigations do not agree with the expected archaeological results.
The contribution of Pearce discusses the negative consequences of the current popularity of pXRF analysis for copper-based alloys. He points out various misunderstandings by archaeologists material scientists and curators of the nature and significance of pXRF.
The article of Stöllner points out, by discussing various deposits and mining districts, that it requires a holistic approach to understand the ancient use of mineral deposits, as well as a broad vision and a close and respectful cooperation of all involved disciplines.