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The Archaeometallurgy of Copper

Evidence from Faynan, Jordan

  • Andreas Hauptmann
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Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

About this book

Keywords

Archaeometallurgy ancient slags copper metal supply metallurgy mining mining activities

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Hauptmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsstelle für Archäologie und MaterialwissenschaftenDeutsches Bergbau-Museum BochumBochumGermany

About the editors

Andreas Hauptmann is a trained mineralogist and is concurrently head of the Research Group for Archaeometallurgy at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum and a professor of archaeometry at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Born in 1950, his research has focused on early mining and metallurgy, and the analysis of copper, bronze, iron, gold and pottery. He has led and been involved in major expeditions to Jordan, Oman and Georgia and has participated in many excavations in Germany, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Syria and Cyprus.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Archaeometallurgy of Copper
  • Book Subtitle Evidence from Faynan, Jordan
  • Authors Andreas Hauptmann
  • Series Title Natural Science in Archaeology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72238-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-72237-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09137-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-72238-0
  • Series ISSN 1613-9712
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 388
  • Number of Illustrations 146 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original German edition published by Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, 2000
  • Topics Mineralogy
    Geochemistry
    Mineral Resources
    History, general
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Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book treats a much wider range of subjects than what one would expect from the title. … The text is easy and pleasantly written with a surprisingly wide multidisciplinary background of knowledge and modern analytical techniques. … The book is superbly produced, with high-quality illustrations, some in colour, and has an enormous amount of data over the broad spectrum of geology-mineralogy-metallurgy-archeology. It is very stimulating reading beyond the usual feed of economic geologists, and recalls the deep roots of our business." (Bernd Lehmann, Economic Geology, Vol. 103 (2), 2008)

Aus den Resensionen: “Das Buch ... mit dem anspruchsvollen Titel ... könnte den Eindruck erwecken, die immer wieder diskutierten Fragen des Wann und Wie seien nun eindeutig und endgültig beantwortet. Der Autor, ein erfahrener Mineraloge, ist viel ... sachkundig, ... Seine Publikation ist vielmehr ein wichtiger Beitrag zum Allgemeinthema ‘Frühes Kupfer‘. ... Die Gliederung des Buchinhalts folgt einer logischen Sequenz. ... Er hat aus der fülle der analytischen und verfahrenstechnischen Details und Erkenntnisse bleibende kulturgeschichtliche Folgerungen gezogen, die für Archäologen ... gleichermaßen informativ und wegweisend sind, wie für Archäometallurgen.“ (Prof. Dr. Hans-Gert Bachmann, in: Der Anschnitt, 2009, Vol. 61, Issue 4, S. 284 ff.)