University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Moritz Jansen

In the Labs – Spring 2016

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Archaeometallurgy at the Penn Museum: Then and Now

By: Moritz Jansen

Archaeometallurgy is the scientific investigation of the technology and provenance of ancient metals. The study of the production, processing, and exchange of metal in prehistoric and historic times has a long tradition at the Penn Museum. The Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) now integrates archaeometallurgy into Penn students’ education. Many leading archaeometallurgists […]