This blog about arsenical bronze accompanies the research project ‘Chemical and metallurgical aspects of arsenical bronze: the case of arsenic-loss in prehistoric metal production’ hosted by the University of Bordeaux in cooperation with the University of Genoa. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, grant agreement no. 656244 (2015 to 2017).
The blog intends to provide an overview on the project’s aims and objectives, ongoing experiments, analyses and publications. Furthermore, it aims to give an up-to-date account of the project’s progress, and will provide an insight into my life as a researcher, things that I find academically interesting, and will collect ideas, thoughts and links connected to research on prehistoric copper metallurgy. Consequently, the blog also serves as a loose collection of curious, funny, interesting or otherwise noteworthy posts which I would like to share.