By Vasiliki Kassianidou, George Papasavvas
James D. Muhly is a special pupil with a unique curiosity in historic metallurgy who has committed a lot of his examine to Cypriot archaeology. His paintings at the metallurgy of historical Cyprus endorses the real value of the island as a copper generating zone, in addition to a pioneer within the improvement and unfold of metallurgy and metalwork within the wider jap and principal Mediterranean quarter. This quantity comprises papers from "Eastern Mediterranean Metallurgy and Metalwork within the moment Millennium BC", a world convention organised in Muhly's honour through the collage of Cyprus.
Several archaeologists and archaeometallurgists from around the globe whose examine specializes in the metallurgy of this era in Cyprus and surrounding areas have been invited to take part within the convention to match and distinction the fabric tradition linked to metallurgical workshops and to debate technological matters and their cultural and archaeological contexts. a few papers are dedicated to the metallurgy and metalwork of Cyprus, featuring fabric from a variety of websites and discussing the creation and use of copper within the jap Mediterranean. Others are devoted to the Minoan and Aegean steel and the connections among Sardinia and Cyprus. relocating eastwards, from Anatolia in the course of the Syro-palestinian coast and Jordan and south to Egypt, papers are awarded that debate overdue Bronze Age metallurgy in Alalakh, Ugarit, Faynan, Timna and Qantir. the amount additionally contains papers on tin and iron.