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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Aude Mongiatti

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8575
amongiatti@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

 

Aude works mostly on non-ferrous metal artefacts and ancient metallurgical technologies with a special interest in archaeological and museum material such as crucible remains associated with metal production. She uses mainly optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray fluorescence and radiography to identify composition of metals and alloys and the techniques used to produce the objects.

Aude studied chemistry with a specialisation in materials science in France where she obtained her MSc degree from the French Grande Ecole “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris”. Before joining the Museum, she undertook a PhD at UCL Institute of Archaeology, studying technological processes in the production of precious metals in early modern Austria (assaying and smelting), which she was awarded in 2009.

She is also the Science health and safety specialist of the department and advises on chemical safety in terms of best practice for conservation and scientific research.

Current projects

Gold four-horse model chariot from the Oxus treasure

Modern Omani silver jewellery

Snettisham Iron Age hoards: technology and analysis

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the Historical Metallurgy Society

Recent publications

Mongiatti, A., Suleman, F., Meeks, N.  2011. Beauty and belief: the endangered tradition of Omani silver jewellery, in The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, London: Archetype Publications, Vol. 5, 1-14

Mongiatti, A., Meeks, N, Simpson, St  J.  2010. A gold four-horse model from the Oxus Treasure: a fine illustration of Achaemenid goldwork, in The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, London: Archetype Publications, Vol. 4, 27-38

Mongiatti, A., Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th., Cech, B. 2009. Smelting of gold and silver ores in Renaissance Austria, in Selected Papers from the 2nd International Conference ‘Archaeometallurgy in Europe’ 2007, 17-21 June 2007, Grado, Italy, Milano: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia, 60-67.

Mongiatti, A., Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th. 2009. Testing ores for gold and silver in Renaissance Austria: new techniques, new discoveries, in Proceedings of the 36th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 2-6 May 2006, Québec, Canada, Québec: CELAT Université Laval, 444-38 – 444-49.

Martinón-Torres, M., Rehren, Th., Thomas, N., Mongiatti, A. 2009. Identifying material, recipes and choices: some suggestions for the study of archaeological cupels, in Selected Papers from the 2nd International Conference ‘Archaeometallurgy in Europe’ 2007, 17-21 June 2007, Grado, Italy, Milano: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia, 435-445.

Nau, E., Mongiatti, A., Rehren, Th. 2008. Experimentelle Verhüttung des Hüttenberger Erzes. Experiment und naturwissentschafliche Auswertung, in B. Cech (ed.), Die Produktion von Ferrum Noricum am Hüttenberger Erzberg. Die Ergebnisse der interdisziplinären Forschungen auf der Fundstelle Semlach/Eisner in den Jahren 2003-2005. Austria Antiqua 2, Wien 2008, 272-289.

Martinón-Torres, M., Thomas, N., Rehren, Th., Mongiatti, A. 2008. Some problems and potentials of the study of cupellation remains: the case of early modern Montbéliard, France, in ArcheoSciences – Revue d’Archéométrie, 32.