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Rhesus' Gold, Heracles' Iron: The Archaeology of Metals Mining and Exploitation in NE Greece (Early Materials and Practices Series)

Nerantzis, Nerantzix

ISBN 10: 0956824021 / ISBN 13: 9780956824028
Published by Archaeopress
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East Macedonia in northern Greece has rich deposits of gold and silver as well as copper and iron ores. The gold and silver were important to Classical Athens and even more so in Hellenistic times. This book looks at the archaeological and archaeometallurgical evidence for the mining and processing of the ores and the extraction of the metal. Num Pages: 190 pages, Illustrated in full colour throughout. BIC Classification: 1DVG; HDDK; HDP; HDW. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 188 x 225 x 20. Weight in Grams: 546. . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780956824028

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Title: Rhesus' Gold, Heracles' Iron: The ...

Publisher: Archaeopress

Binding: Soft cover

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East Macedonia in northern Greece has rich deposits of gold and silver as well as copper and iron ores. The gold and silver were important to Classical Athens and even more so to Alexander the Great's Hellenistic world. Copper was extracted as early as the Late Neolithic, and iron was worked from the Iron Age to Ottoman times. Bringing to life the essential background to this wealth derived from metals, this book looks at the archaeological and archaeometallurgical evidence, some of it very new, for the mining and processing of the ores and the extraction of the metal. The book is written with the visitor to the region very much in mind, taking the reader closer to the landscapes where these practices took place to make sense of 'silent landscapes' where so much happened at one time but where nature has now taken over the remains of buildings, installations and heaps of waste rendering them 'mute' and meaningless for all but the expert historian of technology. Written by a native of the region who has himself been directly involved in field and laboratory work on ancient metallurgy, this book will raise the profile of this aspect of the region's past as well as the region's great natural beauty.

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N Neratzis is an archaeologist working for the Greek Archaeological Service in eastern Macedonia. He combines extensive fieldwork experience with a specialism in archaeometallurgy; his recent PhD was on metals extraction during the Byzantine period, in N. Greece.

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