Mark travelled down to London today to deliver the opening lecture of the year in the UCL Institute Research Seminar Series—The Silk Road: The Place of Asia in World Archaeology.
His talk, entitled ‘The flow of ancient metal across Eurasia’ presented the project and the outcomes of our first few months of work.
December was a very busy month for the FLAME Team and the Christmas break has come round only too quickly.
We will be back in January with a full update on our news and activities.
Until then, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
On Friday, several members of the FLAME team (current and prospective)—together with students and staff from across the School of Archaeology—visited the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield for the first Sheffield-Oxford Seminar on Cultural Materials (ShOX 2015). The meeting included presentations from Prof. John Barrett, Drs Roger Doonan and Miguel del Pino, and four current Sheffield PhD students (Roberta Mentesana, Yvette Marks, Lenore Thompson, and Kuan-Wen Wang). It was a really positive event and a great chance for students and staff to develop ideas and build new connections. We hope it will be the first of many!
The School of Archaeology already hosts a number of useful, freely accessible resources for researchers interested in the study of ancient metals and metallurgy, including the fantastic Tylecote Collection (curated on behalf of the Historical Metallurgical Society) and the OXALID Lead Isotopes Database. We have also restored access to OXSAM (a database of ancient metal analyses from Great Britain and Ireland)—(NB this resource is freely accessible, but currently remains password protected. Please contact us to arrange access).
If you have any questions about these resources, please contact us.