Vol. 27 No. 2 (2023): METALLA

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The paper of Montero, et al. examines the use of galena, beginning in the Middle Paleolithic, before the onset of metallurgy in the Iberian Peninsula, and shows that it was a well-known raw material during the Neolithic, both in funeral and in household contexts.

The current paper of Timberlake presents a body of archaeological evidence and experimental research based on British Bronze Age mines and mining tools, which are universally relevant to the study of some of the most ancient mines and mining areas in Europe. 

The study by Gassmann, et al. presents the results of the investigation of pre-Columbian gold and copper in Costa Rica. They are placed here in the perspective of New World early metallurgy and can provide a starting point for future research between Mesoamerica and the Isthmo-Colombian region.

The present study of Bode, et al. focuses on the Late Bronze Age - Early Iron Age economic cycle of the two copper districts Timna (Israel) and Faynan (Jordan) and analyses a relatively large sample of smelting remains from their main smelting sites.

Published: 2024-03-14