Este libro en lengua inglesa recoge las actas de una conferencia internacional con el mismo título celebrada en 2015 en Madrid, en torno al trabajo en metal en la Prehistoria en Europa. Sumario: Elemental and PB isotopic analysis or archaeological metals by laser ablation-Q/MC-ICP-MS: methods restrictions and applications examples.- Are platinum and palladium relevant tracers for ancient gold coins? Archaeometallurgical and archaeometric data to study an antique numismatic problem.- The great orme bronze age copper mine: linkink ores to metals by developing a geochemically and isotopically defined mine-based metal group methodology.- Bronze Age mining in southeast Spain. New copper mines from the Jandula and Yeguas Valleys, Sierra Morena.- New data on scale production of copper in the culture of the El Argar. The dumping ground for Peñalosa (Baños de La Encina, Jaén).- Small scale bronze age metallurgy: new data from Santa Llúcia (Alcossebre, Castellón, Spain).- Tin production in Britanny (France): a rich area exploited since Bronze Age.- Archaeometallurgy of tin bronze in the Deh Dumen Bronze Age graveyard, southwest of Iran. Copper production in early Bronze Age Thassos: new finds and experimental simulation in the context of contemporaneous Aegean metallurgical.- Comparative study of slags from two different copper smelting sites in the southern `Araba Valley, Israel.- Investigations of a slag from copper smelting discovered at the Bronze Age site Prein VII/CU in lower Austria. The smelting furnaces of Ayn Soukhna: the excavations of 2013, 2014 and 2015.- Composition of Bronze Age gold bracelets from the Portuguese area.- Metallurgical and technological aspects of early Iron Age gold.-Estimating the economic and ecological implications of an iron smelting site in Bereket, SW-Turkey.- Archaeometallurgical studies of Iron Age weapons from the Iberian Peninsula. A vision in perspective.- Putting some iron back in the Iron Age: a case study from the UK.- The earliest iron bloomer in southeastern Norway. Technological conformity and variation.- Supply and demand. Metal recycling in southern Germany and the end of the late Iron Age.- Handheld XRF mapping of elemental composition of roman silver artefacts: preliminary results.- Technological changes in mining and metallurgy from roman to medieval times: evidence from a PB-AG(-CU) ore district in central Kosovo.- Archaeometallurgical examination of finds from medieval bell casting foundries in Hungary.- Litharge cakes from Castel-Minier (Ariège, France): understanding strategies of the cupellation in a multi-metals workshop from the 14 th century.- Lost-wax casting process analysis of the lost muisca Siecha Raft.