This is the area where the more general texts on metallurgy or multiple types of materials are stored. For individual metals, go back and check out the copper or iron lists.

Bibliography of non-specific metallurgy and archaeometry

Bayley, J. (1991). Anglo-Saxon Non-Ferrous Metalworking: A Survey. World Archaeology, 23(1), 115-130.

Bayley, J. (2009). Medieval precious metal refining: archaeology and contemporary texts compared. In M. Martinon-Torres & T. Rehren (Eds.), Archaeology, history and science: Integrating approaches to ancient materials. Walnut Creek: Left Coast/UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Bayley, J., & Crossley, D. W. (2008). Metals and Metalworking: A research framework for archaeometallurgy. HMS Occasional Publication. London: Historical Metallurgy Society.

Bradley, R. (1988). Hoarding, Recycling and the Consumption of Prehistoric Metalwork: Technological Change in Western Europe. World Archaeology, 20(2), 249-260.

Butcher, K., & Ponting, M. (2005). The Roman Denarius under the Julio-Claudian Emperors: Mints, Metallurgy and Technology. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 24(2), 163-197.

Ciliberto, E., & Spoto, G. (Eds.). (2000). Modern analytical methods in art and archaeology. New York: Wiley.

Dieterle, R. L. (1987). The metallurgical code of the ‘Vlundarkvia’ and its theoretical import. History of Religions, 27(1), 1-31.

Johns, C. (1996). The classification and interpretation of Romano-British treasures. Britannia, 27, 1-16.

Jones, A. (2004). Archaeometry and materiality: materials-based analysis in theory and practice. Archaeometry, 46(3), 327-338.

Juleff, G. (1998). Early iron and steel in Sri Lanka: A Study of the Samanalawewa Area. Ava-Materialien. Mainz: Zabern.

Lahiri, N. (1995). Indian metal and metal-related artefacts as cultural signifiers: an ethnographic perspective. World Archaeology, 27(1), 116-132.

Maggs, T. (1991). Metalwork from Iron Age hoards as a record of metal production in the Natal region. The South African Archaeological Bulletin, 46(154), 131-136.

Marriner, N. (2009). Currents and trends in the archaeological sciences. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36, 2811-2815.

Mei, J., & Rehren, T. (Eds.). (2009). Metallurgy and Civilisation: Eurasia and Beyond. London: Archetype Publications.

Pendergast, D. M. (1962). Metal artifacts from Amapa, Nayarit, Mexico. American Antiquity, 27(3), 370-379.

Rehren, T. (2000). Review Article: Archaeometallurgy – an island? Antiquity, 74, 964-967.

Renfrew, C. (1978). Varna and the social context of early metallurgy. Antiquity, 102, 199-203.

Rowlands, M. J. (1971). The Archaeological Interpretation of Prehistoric Metalworking. World Archaeology, 3(2), 210-224.

Wetime, T. A. (1973). The beginnings of metallurgy: A new Look. Science, New Series, 182(4115), 875-887.


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