Journey to the Copper Age

In this May 12, 2013 Sunday at the Met program, 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.

Thomas Evan Levy is the Distinguished Professor and Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeolgy of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego.

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

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