Metallurgy, as one of the oldest technologies, has significantly characterised the development of human civilisation. During archaeological excavations in Slovenia, which lies on the crossroads of different civilisations, various metal objects were found, proving that metals have been important to man since ancient times. These excavations reveal fragments from the social life of people and show how technical developments improved through different historical periods. By using destructive and non- destructive methods, it is possible to examine materials and reconstruct old manufacturing procedures, which helps us better understand our past and cultural and technical development of the people who lived in this part of Europe.
The course is suitable for students of materials science and other professionals who are interested in how such objects were made.