Recent excavations carried out at the Università Cattolica in Milan and at the Seminario Vescovile in Verona supplied significant evidence of Roman metalworking, thus enhancing our knowledge of various aspects of this industry in the area. Slags found testify several kinds of metalworking processes: iron working, bronze casting, brass-making (in Milan) and silver refining (in Verona). Significant technological informations came from a largescale bronze casting at Verona. Amounts of clay investment moulds for large objects were found along with casting pits, hearths and slags which provide a new insight of the casting techniques used at that time. A few assemblages of much smaller clay moulds used to make parts of vessels and other small objects were found in Milan, thus allowing a comparison between the materials employed and the skills required for the two productive processes.
Moreover, the width of both excavations allowed a better understanding of the layout of the manufacturing areas within the pattern of urban development, enhancing
our knowledge of roman workshops’ structures.
Metalworking evidence has been studied with a multi-
disciplinal approach which has taken into account not only archaeometrical analyses, but also ethnoarchaeological parallels and the study of the written sources.
The aim was not only to understand technological aspects, but also to have an insight of their social and cultural environment.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Archaeometallurgy in Europe III. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference. Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum|
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2015|
|Evento||Archaeometallurgy in Europe - Bochum|
Durata: 29 giu 2011 → 1 lug 2011
|Convegno||Archaeometallurgy in Europe|
|Periodo||29/6/11 → 1/7/11|
- Archaeology of Northern Italy
- Bronze casting
- Roman Metalworking
- archaeologia del norditalia
- fusione del bronzo
- metallurgia antica