Following the successful launch of the Materials Protecting Society conference series in September, IOM3 has confirmed its second event Materials Protecting the Environment, which will take place on 21 February 2018 at 297 Euston Road, London.
Little progress has been made to improve conditions for small-scale gold mining communities, especially in Africa. Remarkable as they are important suppliers for the global market, argues Fartrade's David Finlay. The NGO therefore launched a new investment facility to bring about change.
For decades, the Anatolia heritage site has been considered the birthplace of metallurgy. But a recent study asserts that the 8,500 year-old burial site may have been the site of an accidental firing rather than a systematic attempt to make metal from ore. Khai Trung Le talks to Dr Miljana Radivojević and Professor Thilo Rehren about their seven-year study.