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Technical Ceramics

Martinón-Torres, M; Rehren, T; (2014) Technical Ceramics. In: Roberts, BJ and Thornton, CP, (eds.) Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and Syntheses. (pp. 107-131). Springer New York: New York, NY, USA.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the critical role played by ceramics in the production and processing of metals across the world. In addition, it details some of the most fruitful avenues for the exploration of these technical ceramics through visual, microscopic and chemical and chemical analyses. When adequately studied, metallurgical ceramics offer data not only on specific metallurgical reactions but also on technological choices and knowledge transfer, the changing understanding of different materials and their properties, the optimisation of resources for specific technical needs, and the existence of different traditions that may respond to specific cultural backgrounds as much as to technological schools and traditions.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Technical Ceramics
ISBN: 1461490162
ISBN-13: 9781461490166
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9017-3_6
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9017-3_6
Language: English
Keywords: Crucible, Furnace, Ceramic, Technical ceramic, Temper, Tuyère, Mould, Cupellation, Slag
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1431417
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