Thomas Stöllner—OCAAAC Special Lecture 3pm 24th June, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford

OCAAAC 24-06-300Just 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! 

 

Thomas Stöllner—OCAAAC Special Lecture 3pm 24th June, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford

Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe: Approaching Eurasia—The Dynamics of Connectivity

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

 

 

Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe: Approaching Eurasia—The Dynamics of Connectivity

Hard at work

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.Laura working on GIS

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.

Hard at work

Website Updates

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 14.32.01Although 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.

Website Updates