About the Journal
The journal METALLA gets its name from the Latin and Greek term referring to metals, minerals and mining, and since 1994 it has been an outlet for scientific research on the subjects of mining archaeology, metallurgy, conservation science and historic preservation.
METALLA has been redesigned in 2016 to be a peer-reviewed biannual English language journal focusing on archaeometallurgy, mining archaeology and archaeometry relating broadly to mining, production, trade, and conservation of metals and georesources. The goals of the journal are to explore human interaction with georesources in the past, technological and economic development due to the extraction and utilization of these resources, and the methods of preserving and documenting the material remains that testify to these interactions and developments.
A primary aim of the journal is to open communication among the fields of geosciences, mining archaeology and archaeometry to encourage cooperation in the study of ancient resource procurement and use. METALLA is forum where new analytical results can be presented and discussed, particularly regarding technical, technological, geochemical and provenance studies.
Ordering Print Copies
To order the current issue please contact Stephen Merkel or Ingolf Löffler. Single issues can be ordered for 20€, which includes the postage and handling. For past issues, please contact them as well.
Standing Order or Exchange
Standing Order Price: 15€ per issue. Price includes postage and handling.
If you or your institution would like have a standing order to METALLA or develop a book exchange with the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum, please contact:
Stephen Merkel/Ingolf Löffler
Am Bergbaumuseum 31
+49 (0) 234 282 538-29