Archaeometry and early medieval metal production

27 May 2021
27 May 2021

The event will run on Zoom platform, because of the pandemic

Time: from 14.00 till 18.00

The Workshop is in English 


Early medieval metal artefacts can rely on a well-established tradition of chronologies and repertoire-based studies. In recent decades these data have been complemented by an archaeometric approach, indispensable for expanding, confirming, and implementing hypotheses on the origins, distribution networks and production processes of various types of objects. The chance of this meeting emerges from the research carried out by the University of Trento on some metal alloy materials from the Italian peninsula, dated in between the 8th and 10th centuries. The aim is to stimulate a debate among researchers who share common questions, but also to highlight new research paths for an effective approach to the treatment of various issues raised by the research.  


14.00 - 14.15

14.15 - 15.00

  • Eszter Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest

Technology and beyond. Tracing workshop characteristics in Early Medieval cloisonné jewellery from the Carpathian Basin

15.00 - 15.45

  • Stephan Eichert, University of Vienna

Early Medieval Disc Brooches from the Eastern Alps - Is it really impossible to enamel Zinc alloys? 

15.45 - 16.30

  • Eleonora Destefanis, Università del Piemonte Orientale
  • Maurizio Aceto, Università del Piemonte Orientale
  • Igor Villa, University of Bern

Early Medieval Reliquaries and Metallographic/Isotopic Analyses: the case-study of Bobbio (Italy)

16.30 - 17.15

  • Arianna Nastasi, Università di Trento

Archaeometric Analyses of Ottonian Finds from Northeastern Italy

17.15 - 18.00

Final Discussion with Joan Pinar Gil, University of Hradec Králóve


Registration is now open

Registration is free of charges but it is necessary to register at this link (English); expiring on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 24.00 h.-Link coming soon

Organizing Committee

The workshop is organized as part of the Project PRIN 2017
Food and S.T.O.N.E.S.: Food and Ships, Trade, Objects, Networks, Economy, Society (CUP: H74I17000170003)

  • Stefano Gialanella, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università di Trento
  • Arianna Nastasi, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Trento
  • Elisa Possenti, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Trento


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