Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2011

30 November 2011

Metallurgy: Understanding how, Learning why. Studies in Honor of James D. Muhly

Edited by Philip P. Betancourt and Susan C. Ferrence

Metallurgy: Understanding how, Learning why. Studies in Honor of James D. Muhly

City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Year: 2011

Publisher: INSTAP Academic Press

Series: Prehistory Monographs 29

Description: Hardback, 304 p., 1 coloured figure, b/w figures, maps, drawings, 28,6x22 cm


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.


List of Tables [ix]
List of Figures [xi]
Polymnia Muhly, Life with Jim Muhly [xix]
Bibliography of James D. Muhly [xxiii]
List of Abbreviations [xxxi]
Philip P. Betancourt and Susan C. Ferrence, Introduction [xxxiii]

  1. Edgar Peltenburg, ‘Cypriot Chalcolithic Metalwork’ [3-10]
  2. Alessandra Giumlia-Mair, Vasiliki Kassianidou & George Papasavvas, ‘Miniature Ingots from Cyprus’ [11-19]
  3. Sophocles Hadjisavvas, ‘Broken Symbols: Aspects of Metallurgy at Alassa’ [21-27]
  4. Vassos Karageorghis, ‘A Metallurgical Feast?’ [29-40]
  5. Vasiliki Kassianidou, ‘Blowing the Wind of Change: The Introduction of Bellows in Late Bronze Age Cyprus’ [41-47]
  6. Fulvia Lo Schiavo, ‘A Newly Re-discovered Cypriot Tripod-stand in the Florence Archaeological Museum’ [49-57]
  7. George Papasavvas, ‘From Smiting into Smithing: The Transformation of a Cypriot God’ [59-66]
  8. Mihalis Catapotis, Yannis Bassiakos & Yiannis Papadatos, ‘Reconstructing Early Cretan Metallurgy: Analytical Results from the Study of the Metallurgical Evidence from Kephala Petras, Siteia’ [69-78]
  9. Kalliope E. Galanaki & Yannis Bassiakos, ‘Silver and Bronze Artifacts from the EM I Necropolis at Gournes, Pediada’ [79-90]
  10. Jane Hickman, ‘The Dog Diadem from Mochlos’ [91-103]
  11. Keith Branigan, ‘The Triangular “Daggers” of Prepalatial Crete’ [105-115]
  12. Philip P. Betancourt, ‘A Marine Style Gold Ring from the Hagios Charalambos Ossuary: Symbolic Use of Cockle Shells in Minoan Crete?’ [117-123]
  13. Jean-Claude Poursat & Cécile Oberweiler, ‘Metalworking at Malia, Quartier MU: High or Low Technology?’ [125-131]
  14. Jeffrey S. Soles, ‘The Origins of the Mochlos Sistrum’ [133-146]
  15. Zozi D. Papadopoulou, ‘Akrotiraki and Skali: A Preliminary Report on New Evidence for EBA Lead/Silver and Copper Production from Southern Siphnos’ [149-156]
  16. Olga Philaniotou, Yannis Bassiakos & Myrto Georgakopoulou, ‘Early Bronze Age Copper Smelting on Seriphos (Cyclades, Greece)’ [157-164]
  17. Christos G. Doumas, ‘Searching for the Early Bronze Age Aegean Metallurgist’s Toolkit’ [165-179]
  18. Anno Hein & Vassilis Kilikoglou, ‘Technological Aspects of Bronze Age Metallurgical Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean’ [181-187]
  19. Andreas Hauptmann, ‘Slags from the Late Bronze Age Metal Workshops at Kition and Enkomi, Cyprus’ [189-202]
  20. Robert Maddin, ‘The Metallurgy of Iron during the Early Years of the Iron Age’ [203-210]
  21. Noël H. Gale, ‘Copper Oxhide Ingots and Lead Isotope Provenancing’ [213-220]
  22. Zofia Anna Stos-Gale, ‘”Biscuits with Ears:” A Search for the Origin of the Earliest Oxhide Ingots’ [221-229]
  23. Reinhard Jung, Mathias Mehofer & Ernst Pernicka, ‘Metal Exchange in Italy from the Middle to the Final Bronze Age (14th–11th century B.C.E.)’ [231-248]
  24. A. Bernard Knapp, ‘Cyprus, Copper, and Alashiya’ [249-254]
  25. Robert S. Merrillees, ‘Alashiya: A Scientific Quest for its Location’ [255-264]
  26. K. Aslihan Yener, ‘Hittite Metals at the Frontier: A Three-Spiked Battle Ax from Alalakh’ [265-272]
  27. Vincent C. Pigott, ‘Sources of Tin and the Tin Trade in Southwest Asia: Recent Research and Its Relevance to Current Understanding’ [273-291]
  28. Cemal Pulak, ‘Three Copper Oxhide Ingots in Şanlıurfa Archaeology Museum, Turkey’ [293-304]


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