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dc.contributor.authorPollard, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-13 14:54:12
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T11:59:36Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T11:59:36Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier1002327
dc.identifierOCN: 1082957349en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/27678
dc.description.abstract"Human intentionality in chemical patterns in Bronze Age metals 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. Beyond Provenance serves as a ‘how-to handbook’ for those wishing to look for evidence of human intentionality in the chemical patterning observed in bronzes."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Archaeological Sciences
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDW Archaeological science, methodology & techniques
dc.subject.otherEurasian Bronze Age
dc.subject.otherChemical composition of bronzes
dc.subject.otherLead isotopes in bronzes
dc.subject.otherMetal biography
dc.subject.otherCopper Groups
dc.subject.otherAlloying patterns
dc.subject.otherGIS
dc.subject.otherSpatial analysis
dc.titleBeyond Provenance
dc.title.alternativeNew Approaches to Interpreting the Chemistry of Archaeological Copper Alloys
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.2307/j.ctv7xbs5r
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy91436d3b-fb9a-45e9-8a57-08708b92dcda
oapen.relation.isbn9789461662668
oapen.series.number6
oapen.pages234
oapen.place.publicationBelgium, Leuven
oapen.identifier.ocn1082957349


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