Archaeometallurgy in Mesoamerica: Current Approaches and New by Aaron N. Shugar,Scott E. Simmons

By Aaron N. Shugar,Scott E. Simmons

Presenting the newest in archaeometallurgical examine in a Mesoamerican context, Archaeometallurgy in Mesoamerica brings jointly updated study from the main impressive students within the box. those members learn facts from numerous websites, reading present ways to the examine of archaeometallurgy within the area in addition to new views at the importance metallurgy and steel items had within the lives of its old peoples.

The chapters are prepared following the cyclical nature of metals--beginning with extracting and mining ore, relocating to smelting and casting of entire gadgets, and finishing with recycling and deterioration again to the unique nation as soon as the thing is not any longer in use. information bought from archaeological investigations, ethnohistoric resources, ethnographic stories, besides fabrics technological know-how analyses, are delivered to endure on questions regarding the mixing of metallurgy into neighborhood and neighborhood economies, the sacred connotations of copper gadgets, metallurgy as really good crafting, and the character of mining, alloy expertise, and steel fabrication.

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