Prehistoric Mining and Metallurgy at the Southeast Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

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Dokumentart: ConferenceProceedings
Date: 2020
Source: RessourcenKulturen ; 12
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Archäologie
DDC Classifikation: 930 - History of ancient world to ca. 499
Keywords: Kupferbergbau , Neolithikum , Chalkolithikum , Geologie
Other Keywords: Vorgeschichte des Balkan
Copper mining
Balkan prehistory
Submerged settlements
Metal analyses
ISBN: 978-3-947251-28-5
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This volume presents the results of research on pre-industrial mining in the region along the south-eastern Bulgarian Black Sea coast. During rescue excavations some prehistoric settlements with traces of early of copper processing were uncovered. This initiated a thorough investigation of the copper ore deposits of Burgas, Rosen and Medni Rid that were mined until recently. Their archaeometallurgical investigation was a project of the Tübingen SFB 1070 ResourceCultures. The research results include an overview of the archaeological research along the southern Bulgarian coastal zone of the Black Sea and the now flooded sites in its shore area. The timeframe ranges from the earliest use of metals in the 5th millennium BC to the period of the ‘Greek Colonisation’ and later.

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