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Journey to the Copper Age—The Chalcolithic Metallurgy Revolution and Its Effects in Israel and the Neighboring Lands

Discover how the introduction of metal production over 6,000 years ago created a "metallurgy revolution" that sparked social change in the southern Levant. Examine elaborate and prestigious metal objects created in this region, including crowns, scepters, and mace heads. Learn more about the first Israeli-Jordanian-American-German international experimental archaeology expedition, led by the speaker, to locate the Copper Age trade route used by the earliest metalworkers in the Holy Land.

Part of Sunday at the Met— Journey to the Copper Age: The Chalcolithic Metallurgy Revolution and Its Effects in Israel and the Neighboring Lands.

This Sunday at the Met is made possible by the Helen Diller Family.

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