Copper metallurgy in the EMME 

Session chairs: Prof. Thilo Rehren, Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou and Prof. Vasiliki Kassianidou

Copper is the defining metal of the Bronze Age, with wide-spread evidence for its production and trade across the EMME region, and beyond. This session provides a platform for the latest studies to showcase the technological and socio-economic diversity in copper mining, smelting, trade and use across the region, as well as offering synthetic overviews crystallizing the latest thinking and emerging ‘large pictures’. Acknowledging that copper alone is only a fraction of what matters, metal-wise, and often works best in conjunction with, or in competition with, other metals, the session is also open for studies beyond copper, while maintaining the focus on the EMME.