Sunday, May 12, 2013, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Discover how the introduction of metal production over six thousand 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.
This Sunday at the Met is made possible by the Helen Diller Family.
Above: Chalcolithic copper smelting experiment undertaken by archaeologist Thomas Evan Levy at the site of Shiqmim, Israel. Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
Free with Museum admission