Radomir Pleiner. Iron in Archaeology - Early European Blacksmiths. XVI,384 pages, 39 ill., 76 plattes
The volume offers a synthesis of knowledge concerning the early European blacksmith´s craft as gained by interdisciplinary approach, from the point of view of history, archaeology and material science of metals. The beginnings of iron, tools, forging operations, smithies and their equipment as well as influence of technical metal in the history are treated.