Just a quick note to announce that there will be a Special OCAAAC Lecture on Eurasian archaeometallurgy next week on Friday 24th June at 3.00pm in the lecture theatre of the Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont St.
The speaker will be the wonderful Prof. Dr Thomas Stöllner (Institute of Archaeological Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum) who will be discussing
Social Practice and the Exchange of Metals and Metallurgical Knowledge in Central Asia during the 2nd Millennium BC
If you are in Oxford please do come along, it should be an interesting event!
RLAHA hosted a fascinating talk by Barry Cunliffe yesterday evening, he introduced the talk by considering how archaeology looks at everything from the tiniest details through to global patterns across millennia. Then considered how humanity’s acquisitive nature drives the urge to migrate and connect and suggested that first time man road a horse was far more important than our first step on the moon. He revealed that the grain and climate zones of the Eurasian plate facilitates east west migration, with small changes in climate having big effects on human behavior.
Afterwards, Wiley and the journal Archaeometry hosted a lovely reception where lively discussion ensued.
Read more from Barry here
Read a special free edition of Archaeometry here
There is so much to consider when collating archaeological data that we want to share. We were pleased today to be visited by the fantastic Tim Evans from the Archaeology Data Service who gave us useful advice on copyright and the long term management of our database.
A rare opportunity to join the FLAME team has arisen.
We are looking for a one year Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Eurasian Archaeometallurgy The primary foci of this research will be Russia, Mongolia, and the CIS
Applications for this vacancy must be made online via the University of Oxford recruitment portal.
Please click here for further information
Professor Mark Pollard and Professor Jessica Rawson visited Dehli at the end of March to find out more about Bronze Age artifacts in the region and to work with researchers from the area. We look forward to welcoming two visiting researchers in the autumn.
Flame Delhi March 2016
You may not have heard much from us as we are now very busy digitising historic data and working on the structure of our database. Laura Perucchetti (pictured below) is designing a database that will relate thousands of objects with their location, type and material analysis but will also be user friendly! In preparation for this we have now digitised thousands of records mainly from printed journals and have identified many more records from journals, books, and catalogues.
We are grateful to everyone that has worked on Bronze Age Metallurgy in the past and hope to preserve their work and build on their fantastic legacy.
Although Spring is still a little way off, we’ve given our website a bit of a clean to fix a few glitches and added some new sections. You can now find a list of useful resources, databases, archives etc. (which we will be adding too regularly from now on) and an initial list of publications arising from, or related to the project and its methodologies. Let us know if you spot any problems or have any questions about access to these resources.