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Metallurgy: Understanding How, Learning Why. Studies in Honor of James D. Muhly


Edited by Philip P. Betancourt and Susan C. Ferrence

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Prof. James D. Muhly has enjoyed a distinguished career in the study of ancient history, archaeology, and metallurgy that includes an emeritus professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and a term as director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as well as receiving the Archaeological Institute of America’s Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology. In Muhly’s honor, a total of 38 eminent scholars have contributed 30 articles that include topics on Bronze and Iron Age metallurgy around the Eastern Mediterranean in such places as Crete, the Cyclades, Cyprus, and Turkey.

Contents: Life with Jim Muhly, Polymnia Muhly; Bibliography of James D. Muhly; Introduction, Philip P. Betancourt and Susan C. Ferrence. 1. Cypriot Chalcolithic Metalwork, Edgar Peltenburg; 2. Miniature Ingots from Cyprus, Alessandra Giumlia-Mair, Vasiliki Kassianidou, and George Papasavvas; 3. Broken Symbols: Aspects of Metallurgy at Alassa, Sophocles Hadjisavvas; 4. A Metallurgical Feast? Vassos Karageorghis; 5. Blowing the Wind of Change: The Introduction of Bellows in Late Bronze Age Cyprus, Vasiliki Kassianidou; 6. A Newly Re-discovered Cypriot Tripod-stand in the Florence Archaeological Museum, Fulvia Lo Schiavo; 7. From Smiting into Smithing: The Transformation of a Cypriot God, George Papasavvas; 8. Reconstructing Early Cretan Metallurgy: Analytical Results from the Study of the Metallurgical Evidence from Kephala Petras, Siteia, Mihalis Catapotis, Yannis Bassiakos, and Yiannis Papadatos; 9. Silver and Bronze Artifacts from the EM I Necropolis at Gournes, Pediada, Kalliope E. Galanaki and Yannis Bassiakos; 10. The Dog Diadem from Mochlos, Jane Hickman; 11. The Triangular “Daggers” of Prepalatial Crete, Keith Branigan; 12. A Marine Style Gold Ring from the Hagios Charalambos Ossuary: Symbolic Use of Cockle Shells in Minoan Crete? Philip P. Betancourt; 13. Metalworking at Malia, Quartier MU: High or Low Technology? Jean-Claude Poursat and Cécile Oberweiler; 14. The Origins of the Mochlos Sistrum, Jeffrey S. Soles; 15. Akrotiraki and Skali: A Preliminary Report on New Evidence for EBA Lead/Silver and Copper Production from Southern Siphnos, Zozi D. Papadopoulou; 16. Early Bronze Age Copper Smelting on Seriphos (Cyclades, Greece), Olga Philaniotou, Yannis Bassiakos, and Myrto Georgakopoulou; 17. Searching for the Early Bronze Age Aegean Metallurgist’s Toolkit, Christos G. Doumas; 18. Technological Aspects of Bronze Age Metallurgical Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean, Anno Hein and Vassilis Kilikoglou; 19. Slags from the Late Bronze Age Metal Workshops at Kition and Enkomi, Cyprus, Andreas Hauptmann; 20. The Metallurgy of Iron during the Early Years of the Iron Age, Robert Maddin; 21. Copper Oxhide Ingots and Lead Isotope Provenancing, Noël H. Gale; 22. “Biscuits with Ears:” A Search for the Origin of the Earliest Oxhide Ingots, Zofia Anna Stos-Gale; 23. Metal Exchange in Italy from the Middle to the Final Bronze Age (14th–11th century B.C.E.), Reinhard Jung, Mathias Mehofer, and Ernst Pernicka; 24. Cyprus, Copper, and Alashiya, A. Bernard Knapp; 25. Alashiya: A Scientific Quest for its Location, Robert S. Merrillees; 26. Hittite Metals at the Frontier: A Three-Spiked Battle Ax from Alalakh, K. Aslıhan Yener; 27. Sources of Tin and the Tin Trade in Southwest Asia: Recent Research and Its Relevance to Current Understanding, Vincent C. Pigott; 28. Three Copper Oxhide Ingots in Şanlıurfa Archaeology Museum, Turkey, Cemal Pulak

Hardback: 344 pp., 160 est. b/w ills, 15 est. tbs.
(Prehistory Monographs 29, INSTAP Academic Press, 2011)

ISBN 10: 1-931534-57-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-931534-57-4

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