The new second edition of Archaeomineralogy is a comprehensive and up-to-date review monograph on the study of material (mainly mineral and rock) artefacts of interest not only for archaeologists, conservationists and art historians, but also for students and specialists in other interdisciplinary fields. Archaeomineralogy generally is considered as a subdivision of geoarchaeology (archaeological geology), including the study (composition, type, use, origin, production, trade and symbolism) of natural materials (minerals, rocks, ores, as raw materials and with their products and by-products) used by human civilization since prehistoric times (from the Paleolithic through to the 18th century).

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