Metallurgy and Civilisation

    Metallurgy and Civilisation

    Eurasia and Beyond

    Jianjun Mei; Thilo Rehren

    Archetype 2009

    Paperback 206pp Illustrated 295x210mm

    9781904982494   Product Code: 22458

    This volume comprises 23 papers presented by scholars from around the world at a 2006 Beijing conference on ancient metalworking, which illustrate both the importance of cultural interactions in the early development of metallurgical techniques and the value of modern interdisciplinary co-operation. The papers cover such topics as the metal trade between Europe and Asia in classical times, lost-wax casting in ancient China and the survival of Indian techniques for the production of massive wrought iron structures.

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