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Kastro Palaia settlement, Volos, Greece: a diachronical technological approach to bronze metalwork

Rehren, THH; Asderaki, E; Skafida, E; Vaxenavopoulos, M; Connolly, P; (2018) Kastro Palaia settlement, Volos, Greece: a diachronical technological approach to bronze metalwork. STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research, , 3 (2) pp. 179-193. 10.1080/20548923.2018.1427182. Green open access

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Abstract

The paper examines diachronically the technological knowledge and the level of copper metallurgy at Kastro Palaia, Volos, in Magnesia, examining various objects with dates from the Early Bronze Age through to the Early Christian era. Of the 70 objects that have been examined so far using pXRF, a small sample was selected for further metallographic and chemical analyses. In this way, the manufacturing processes for the production of each object were identified, as well as the alloy used. Combining the results of these two methods with the typology of the objects provided safe conclusions concerning the technological knowledge and the specialisation of metal production at Kastro Palaia from the Bronze Age to the Early Christian era. In the end, the potential provenance of the copper was also examined.

Type: Article
Title: Kastro Palaia settlement, Volos, Greece: a diachronical technological approach to bronze metalwork
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/20548923.2018.1427182
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/20548923.2018.1427182
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Iolkos; copper metallurgy; copper ores; XRF; SEM-EDS; lead isotopes
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10053922
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