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Typology, technology, composition and context of Muisca metalwork (Colombia, AD 600-1800): a database

Uribe Villegas, MA; Martinón-Torres, M; (2012) Typology, technology, composition and context of Muisca metalwork (Colombia, AD 600-1800): a database. [Dataset]. Green open access

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Abstract

This database presents a compilation of previously published and unpublished data on the chemical composition of over 200 Pre-Columbian gold and gold-alloy artefacts recovered in the archaeological region inhabited by the Muisca of Colombia (AD 600-1800), in addition to 35 analyses of geological gold from Colombia. The chemical data have been supplemented with information such as museum reference codes, dimensions, typologies and dates where available, as well as aspects of the artefacts’ manufacture documented by macroscopic observation and metallographic studies. Where possible, the database also includes information relative to the specific location where the artefacts were found and their contextual associations, for example in groups of artefacts recovered as a single offering. The data allow an overview of typological, chemical, and technical aspects of this goldworking tradition but also detailed analyses on a contextual or local basis, as well as comparions with other regions.

Type: Dataset
Title: Typology, technology, composition and context of Muisca metalwork (Colombia, AD 600-1800): a database
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5334/data.1331810205
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/data.1331810205
Language: English
Additional information: This database is released under a Creative Commons By License (CC BY 3.0). You are free to share, distribute, mix, and adapt its content under the following condition: Attribution: You must attribute the work to the licensors (María Alicia Uribe Villegas and Marcos Martinón-Torres) and make reference to the metadata published in the Journal of Open Archaeology Data, and, where relevant, to the specific references as detailed under the References tab of this file. Your attribution should not in any way suggest that the licensors endorse you or your use of the work. ** In addition, we would be grateful if you could inform us of any reuse of this work.** María Alicia Uribe Villegas (muribevi@banrep.gov.co) and Marcos Martinón-Torres (m.martinon-torres@ucl.ac.uk). Released in February 2012
Keywords: archaeometry, archaeometallurgy, gold, chemical analysis, tunjo, Colombia, Muisca, Pre-Columbian, tumbaga
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1340343
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