Copper is a material, a craft, and an art form. It is the interplay between them that the genuine masterpieces are born. The Sumerians were the ones who crafted copper relief works for the first time three thousand five hundred years back. The wonder of this ubiquitous metal was discovered by the Riverside dwelling civilizations long back. Copper has been an essential material to man since pre-historic times. In fact, one of the major “ages” or stages of human history is named for a copper alloy, bronze. Copper and its many alloys have played an important role in many civilizations, from the ancient Egyptians, Romans to modern day cultures around the world. Here, you will find a number of reference materials detailing the role that copper has played throughout human civilization for thousands of years.