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Author Pollard, A. M., author.

Title Beyond provenance : new approaches to interpreting the chemistry of archaeological copper alloys / A.M. Pollard ; with P. Bray [and 7 others].

Publication Info. Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Studies in archaeological sciences ; 6
Studies in archaeological sciences ; 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary For the last 180 years, scientists have been attempting to determine the 'provenance' (geological source) of the copper used in Bronze Age artefacts. However, despite advances in analytical technologies, the theoretical approach has remained virtually unchanged over this period, with the interpretative methodology only changing to accommodate the increasing capacity of computers. This book represents a concerted effort to think about the composition of Bronze Age metal as the product of human intentionality as well as of geology. It considers the trace element composition of the metal, the alloying elements, and the lead isotopic composition, showing how a combination of these aspects, along with archaeological context and typology, can reveal much more about the life history of such artefacts, expanding considerably upon the rather limited ambition of knowing where the ore was extracted.
Note Print version record.
Subject Archaeological chemistry -- Methodology.
Copper alloys.
Bronze age.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Bronze age. (OCoLC)fst00839439
Copper alloys. (OCoLC)fst00878434
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Bray, Philip J., author.
Other Form: Print version: POLLARD, A.M. BEYOND PROVENANCE. [Place of publication not identified] : LEUVEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2018 9462701628 (OCoLC)1049818833
ISBN 9789461662668 (electronic bk.)
9461662661 (electronic bk.)
9462701628
9789462701625

 
    
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