CONTENTS:- Foreword; Introduction; Prologue; Inaugural Address; List of Contributors/Participants; Section 1: Mining & Metallurgy; Section 2: Ethno-Archaeological Evidence on Archaeometallurgy; Section 3: Literary Evidence on Archaeometallurgy; Section 4: Socio - Economic Implications of Metals;
Ancient metals and their manufacturing makes a fascinating, as well as challenging subject of academic investigation. The overgrowing application of scientific knowledge and sophisticated analytical techniques in archaeological studies have opened never perspectives on the understanding of ancient metals and metallurgy. The resultant inter-disciplinary subject of Archaeo-metallurgy adds new dimensions to archaeological research. It bridges the gap of Arts and Sciences. It is only through such an approach that one can make an authentic reconstruction of man’s techno-cultural achievements through the ages.