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Smiths in Bronze Age Europe, the movie
The film shows how the project has been the fruit of interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists of various areas of expertise and craftsmen specialized in bronze age metallurgy who sought to verify the existence of differentiated skill levels among the ancient metallurgists. The craftsmen were assigned the task of creating replicas of bronze objects of various degrees of complexity in the post- phases (an , a pendant, a solid-hilted dagger, a sword, a sieve). The objects were reproduced using replicas of original work tools. Technicians were asked to record time spent and level of difficulty in production.
The film was firstly presented to the partners of OpenArch and to the public of St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff (Wales) in the Oakdale Institute on 27 May 2015 in occasion of OpenArch meeting and St Fagans conference on managing (25 - 29 May 2015).
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