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Producing Silver Sheet According to Cellini

Martin Damsma (NL)
1999 Wilhelminaoord Workshop
***During a short internship in The Hagues Municipal Museum, I noticed some blisters in a seventeenth century V.O.C.-dish. I thought they were gas bubbles which might have been introduced in the material during coagulation. When hammering to sheet the bubbles would take the shape of blisters which would turn visible during annealing.

Interview with Dr Rosemarie Leineweber

Volkmar Held (AT)
Dr Leineweber (1951) has an impressive track record in German experimental archaeology, reaching over two decades back. She worked with metals, cremation experiments and much more, with museum colleagues, university students and researchers and inspiring many people in how to experiment in a way which is not only fun, but brings progress...

Ancient Repairs on Bronze Objects

Renske Dooijes (NL)
1999 Wilhelminaoord Workshop
***Bronze objects can be damaged in many ways, for example during casting or during their time of use. Often this damage was repaired using various techniques. In this paper, some examples of ancient repairs and their techniques are described and illustrated with examples published in the literature.

The use of metal moulds to cast lead weights onto the wooden shaft of a plumbata

David Sim (UK)
Plumbata - Plural plumbatae. a projectile weapon used during the latter part of the Roman period – a fletched dart. They usually consisted of a barbed iron head with a lead weight fitted to a fletched wooden shaft. Plumbatae have been found on several sites in Britain and abroad and written evidence for their existence has been reported in the fourth century by Vegitius...

Der experimentelle Nachguss von bronzezeitlichen Schwertern

SIEDLACZEK, M., "Der experimentelle Nachguss von bronzezeitlichen Schwertern", Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2011, vol. Heft 10, Oldenburg, Europäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie e.V., pp. 109-119, 2011.

Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2011

BOTH, F., Experimentelle Archäologie in Europa, Bilanz 2011, , vol. Heft 10, Oldenburg, Europäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie e.V., pp. 270, 2011.

Anatomy of Prehispanic Bells - Study of an Ancient Lost Process

Raúl Ybarra (MX)

The elaboration of bells in the Prehispanic Era was of great importance due to the special meaning attributed to them in religious ceremonies. Today, knowledge of the techniques that were used in their fabrication is scant and lacking in detail. For that reason, the objective of the present study was to carry out a morphological study of bells from western Mexico...

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