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  • Ancient Iron Smelting&Smithing, Archaeology of Jordan, West Bank and Israel, site witch besides the thematic specific to Arheomet project, contains numerous other arhcaeometry references (thermoluminiscence, radiocarbon dating, tefrachronology)
  • Archaeomaterials Group is a web site of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and History of Art, in the jurisdiction of the Oxford University. Although the lead isotopes analyses is no longer performed at Oxford University, the lab is in the possession of a considerable database comprising information on the natural deposits, ancient objects, glass and lead pigments, from Europe and Middle Orient.
  • The Beginnings of Metallurgy. The international symposium "The Beginning of Metallurgy", organized by Deutsches Bergbau-Museum from Bochum (DBM), during 24th-26th April 1995, has been the third manifestation of this type, after the ones from Heidelberg (1987) and Donji Milanovac (1990), organized with the support of Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg and of the Foundation Volkswagen (the one which, in 1986, has launched a programme for supporting the archaeometallurgy research, the most generous financial frame of this type offered for the domain of archaeology and auxiliary sciences). The papers published with this occasion stand as proofs of the possible results when the financing is similar to the proposed objectives.
  • COST ACTION G8. Non-destructive analyses for museum artefacts. European Community web site.
  • The Crift Farm Project is the web site of the Department of Archaeology of Bradford University. The pre-eminence of Cornwall and Devon provinces in the production of tin objects is a generally well known fact (Lewis 1965, Penhallurick 1986); information regarding their production, after the XVIth century, is extremely poor.
  • EDAX (Japan) is the world leader for material characterization.
  • English Heritage - Centre for Archaeological Guidelines. Archaeometallurgy (pdf, 32 pages, almost 3 MB), is the "short course" that mustn't be neglected by the disciples. On "standards and procedures", but as well on the 101 most important things to know.
  • The Göltepe/ Kestel Project (Oriental Institute at the Chicago University) aims to study the mining areas of the Bronze Age, as well as the associated urban areas, for which there are proofs regarding metallurgic practices.
  • Historical Metallurgy Society offers a forum for the information exchange on the history of metallurgy. Established since 1962, the association wishes to cover all the aspects related to the production and utilization of metal objects, from prehistory up to present.
  • Ingenta Connect is "the largest collection of scientific publications", respectively 19.500.000 articles from 30.000 publications; for exemplification, here you can find data concerning the precious metal circulation in the Arabian Empire
  • A history of.welding-and more than that, because we have found there a useful history of metal timeline (when they have been discovered, how they have been used), or historical illustration on metallurgical practices.
  • The Red Metal-cooper. On-line course of Nevada University, on the extraction and processing of cooper, especially on the basis of the local experience; you can find information on the proprieties of the cooper and its importance in the progress of civilization.
  • Metallurgy in Roman Catalonia is a web site of the University of Barcelona, which has as main objective the study of the production methods and of the commercial routes of iron products, one of the artefacts categories the most connected with our every day life.
  • Mongolian Culture is a fabulous web site, maintained by The Indo-Mongolian Society of New York, comprising several hundreds (thousands?) of links towards web sites from all-over the world, concerning the Mongols around the world and from all times.
  • SpringerLink is another search engine in the science business, having separated sections for publications, new publication, online libraries and publishing houses.
  • Virtual Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals, created by Robert A. Ixer and Paul R. Duller, offer more than 400 colour images, respectively micro-pictures of some minerals or ores fixed in unmineralized rocks. On this web site are described the most typical examples of ores that come from "classical" locations all over the globe. For every type of mineral association is provided the list with the most important drawing locations, manufactured products and the sterile resulted, the typical texture, as well as a short discussion on the geology of these associations, and, of course, an afferent bibliographical list.
  • WEALDEN IRON RESEARCH GROUP (WIRG) has been established in order to initiate the research on the industry of iron, on the merge of disappearance in Sussex, Kent and Surrey Weald, aiming to grow the interest to the general public on this subject and to cooperate with other groups and institutions with similar interests.
  • Zeno is a Russian search engine for the oriental coins, comprising app. 26.000 pictures.