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Title: Late Bronze Age Hoard studied by PIXE
Authors: Gutiérrez Neira, P. C. 
Zucchiatti, A. 
Montero-Ruiz, I. 
Vilaça, R. 
Bottaini, C. 
Gener, M. 
Climent-Font, A. 
Keywords: Micro-PIXE; Metallurgy; Bronzes
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: GUTIÉRREZ NEIRA, P. C. [et. al.] - Late Bronze Age Hoard studied by PIXE. "Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms". ISSN 0168-583X. 269:24 (2011) 3082-3086
Abstract: The hoards of metallic objects belonging to the Late European Bronze Age can be interpreted differently depending on the type, number and composition of the artefacts. PIXE analysis has been performed in nine items from the Hoard of Freixanda in Portugal comprising 4 socket axes, a palstave axe, a ring, a chisel, a dagger, and a casting debris. Besides the composition of the main matrix elements, that is Cu and Sn, the amount of trace elements of interest like, As, Pb, Ni and Ag has been determined using this ion beam technique. The high tin content alloy and the high purity of the metals from the Freixanda hoard are characteristic of the Portuguese and Spanish Late Bronze Age metallurgy, supporting the idea of a regional production.
ISSN: 0168-583X
DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.04.072
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FLUC Secção de Arqueologia - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais
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