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Metals Technology in North Aegean Societies

Project description

From trinkets to treasures: Evolution of metals technology in ancient Greece

Mining and metallurgy offer valuable information for the field of archaeology. Focusing on the mining landscapes in northern Greece and archaeological material found therein, the EU-funded ME.Tech.NAS project aims to provide quantifiable data on the social, symbolic and economic significance of metal production in the ancient world. The research focuses on three different technological breakthroughs: the emergence and early development of copper and silver technology, the introduction of iron metallurgy and the intensification of mining and extraction of gold and silver. The project employs interdisciplinary tools such as archaeological finds recording, field surveys, GIS data processing, sampling and archaeometric analysis of finds, and includes the experimental production of metals using ancient examples.


Net EU contribution
€ 166 320,00
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00