Research Project Prehistoric Mining and Metallurgy in Uzbekistan

As part of the project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH copper ores from different deposits in Uzbekistan are analysed with regard to their geochemical and lead isotopic composition. The aim of the project is, based on selective surveys and sampling of the ore deposits, the establishment of a data basis in order to investigate the potential of the Uzbek copper deposits in terms of their prehistoric exploitation. Continue reading