...plan displays and demos of ancient bronze age (clue in the name
there perhaps?) craft and metalworking techniques particularly from
the Greek and Roman periods but also delving as far BC as evidence
combined with educated guesswork will permit.
Carol, the very best source for this kind of is a book
by P. R. S. Moorey, Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries,
The Archaeological Evidence (Oxford; 1994). It covers ancient
stoneworking, bone, ivory, shell, ceramic, glass, metals (base and
precious), and building crafts. Of course it is mainly in reference
to ancient Mesopotamia, but that is the source of much of the most
As for ancient Egypt, there is the classic book by Alfred Lucas,
/Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries/ (4th ed. by J. R.
Harris; 1962). The best collection of which I know, of Egyptian
paintings and carvings of metalworking, is by Bernd Scheel, Egyptian
Metalworking and Tools (Shire Publications; Aylesbury, UK; 1989).
Somewhat shorter articles on several of these topics may be sought
in the 4-volume series, Civilizations of the Ancient Near East,
edited by Jack M. Sasson (Scribner’s’ 1995).
I wish you well in your project.
Owego, NY USA