24 February 2018
New Light on Old Metal
Auditorium, Level 1, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
This symposium brings together national and international experts in the field of ancient metalwork to showcase cutting edge archaeometallurgy research and explore how and why metals should be preserved and interpreted. Organised by NMS in partnership with Trimontium Museum Trust
£40, £35 Members & Conc. Includes lunch.
For bookings see NMS website
from 09:30 Registration at the Auditorium, level 1. Entry via Lothian Street.
10:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:05 Techniques in archaeometallurgy - Sabine Klein, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, Bochum
10:30 Archaeology of early mining in Scotland - John Pickin, Private Researcher.
10:55 Tea, coffee and biscuits served in Events Space.
11:15 Stories of past mining and metallurgy from bogs and bones - Tim Mighall, University of Aberdeen.
11:40 Lead isotope analysis of Roman sling bullets - Regine Müller, Independent Researcher, Frankfurt. John Reid, Trimontium Trust
12:15 Silver in early Scotland - Alice Blackwell, National Museums Scotland
12:40 Lunch served in Events Space and opportunity to view exhibition.
14:00 From Britain to China - copper alloy use and recycling in the Old World - Mark Pollard, University of Oxford.
14:25 Scientific analysis of iron and iron-working debris - David Dungworth, Heritage Science Solutions
14:50 Iron in Iron Age Scotland - Gemma Cruickshanks, National Museums Scotland.
15:15 Tea, coffee and biscuits served in Events Space.
15:45 What can the Traprain Treasure tell us? - Lore Troalen, National Museums Scotland. Janet Lang, British Museum.
16:10 Early gold in Britain and Ireland - Alison Sheridan, National Museums Scotland
16:35 Secrets of the Celtic goldsmith - Barbara Armbruster, French National Centre for Scientific Research CNRS Toulouse
17:00 Event close