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Dienstag, 10. Januar 2017, 19:00 Uhr
Roman/late antique to medieval/early modern mining and metal production near the antique city of Ulpiana  
 

Katrin Westner, Frankfurt

Its mineral wealth ever since put the Balkan Peninsula in the focus of geopolitical considerations of the dominating powers and closely intertwined its changeful past with the history of Roman, Serbian and Ottoman Empires. A part of the rich mining history of the region is exemplarily investigated in a cooperation project between the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum and the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, which is dedicated to Pb-Ag mining and metal production in the hinterland of the municipium Ulpiana in central Kosovo. In the mountains rising within eyeshot to the east of the city, an ancient mining district as well as several metallurgical sites dating from Roman imperial to early modern times is preserved and allowed to comprehensively study the local chaîne opératoire - i.e. from the mined ores to metallurgical (by-) products and metal artefacts as final goods - and to retrace its chronological variations over a timespan of several centuries.

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Foto: Dr. G. Gassmann, company ARGUs
Ort Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

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