Vol. 23 No. 1 (2017): METALLA
The article by Klaunzer, Mustar and Köhler presents the preliminary results of surveys and the first excavation in the mining landscape of Wadi el-Sheik, Egypt, where chert was mined in prehistory and during the Pharaonic Period. There, both opencast and underground mining methods were used to remove the chert.
The contribution by Merkel, Schlotfeldt and Struckmeyer discusses features of the technical ceramics and their implications for the meaning and organization of metallurgy at the Roman Iron Age beach market site of Elsfleth-Hogenkamp in northern Germany.
The focus of Loepp and Maass research is on the technical goldsmithing challenges surrounding the fabrication of a granulated gold bead its experimental replication. The remarkable gold bead, entirely constructed of 96 granules, was discovered during the excavation of a tomb of the Umman-Nar culture in Oman.