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A GLIMPSE ON COPPER AND LEAD METALWORKING AT ALTYN-DEPE (TURKMENISTAN) IN THE 3rd MILLENNIUM BC

A GLIMPSE ON COPPER AND LEAD METALWORKING AT ALTYN-DEPE (TURKMENISTAN) IN THE 3rd MILLENNIUM BC A GLIMPSE ON COPPER AND LEAD METALWORKING AT ALTYN-DEPE (TURKMENISTAN) IN THE 3 rd MILLENNIUM BC SANDRO SALVATORI, MASSIMO VIDALE, GIUSEPPE GUIDA and GIOVANNI GIGANTE Introduction Surface surveys of protohistorical sites in South and Central Asia, since the early ‘70ies, have provided a great amount of archaeological information on ancient technology and early urban craft organisation. 1 The purpose of this paper is to present the Ž rst results of an archaeometallurgical study carried out on a set of samples of metal and metal-related objects (including fragments of Ž nished objects, small manufacturing residues or semiŽ nished items) collected by the Italian Archaeological Mission to Turkmenistan, in the frame of a joint project by Turkmenian State University & Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (IsIAO, Rome) at the huge Chalcolithic and Bronze Age site of Altyn-depe in autumn 1998. The collection included about 40 small Ž nds, generously made available by the competent Turkmenian authorities for temporary export and for analysis. Other metal samples were obtained from our Russian colleagues of the Academy of Sciences of S. Petersburg. The analytical techniques so far applied included X-Rays Diffraction (XRD) for characterising the surface patinas, corrosion products and core material http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

A GLIMPSE ON COPPER AND LEAD METALWORKING AT ALTYN-DEPE (TURKMENISTAN) IN THE 3rd MILLENNIUM BC

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Brill
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© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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10.1163/157005702320376598
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A GLIMPSE ON COPPER AND LEAD METALWORKING AT ALTYN-DEPE (TURKMENISTAN) IN THE 3 rd MILLENNIUM BC SANDRO SALVATORI, MASSIMO VIDALE, GIUSEPPE GUIDA and GIOVANNI GIGANTE Introduction Surface surveys of protohistorical sites in South and Central Asia, since the early ‘70ies, have provided a great amount of archaeological information on ancient technology and early urban craft organisation. 1 The purpose of this paper is to present the Ž rst results of an archaeometallurgical study carried out on a set of samples of metal and metal-related objects (including fragments of Ž nished objects, small manufacturing residues or semiŽ nished items) collected by the Italian Archaeological Mission to Turkmenistan, in the frame of a joint project by Turkmenian State University & Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (IsIAO, Rome) at the huge Chalcolithic and Bronze Age site of Altyn-depe in autumn 1998. The collection included about 40 small Ž nds, generously made available by the competent Turkmenian authorities for temporary export and for analysis. Other metal samples were obtained from our Russian colleagues of the Academy of Sciences of S. Petersburg. The analytical techniques so far applied included X-Rays Diffraction (XRD) for characterising the surface patinas, corrosion products and core material

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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