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Dating Iron Age goldwork: First direct AMS 14C results from Northwestern Iberia

Armada, XL; García-Vuelta, O; (2015) Dating Iron Age goldwork: First direct AMS 14C results from Northwestern Iberia. Trabajos de Prehistoria , 72 (2) pp. 372-382. 10.3989/tp.2015.12160. Green open access

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Abstract

This article presents the first direct radiocarbon dates for NW Iberian “Castro culture” goldwork. Three samples were taken from a melting mass and a plano-convex ingot from the so-called Recouso (Oroso, A Coruña) and Calvos de Randín (Ourense) “hoards”. The study includes pXRF analysis of the pieces from both assemblages. Identifi- cation of charcoal samples allowed us to better evaluate the results. The dates point to a period late in the Second Iron Age for both assemblages. They are the first direct chronological references for this rich goldworking tradition after more than a hundred years of investigation and they open up a line of research that offers interesting future prospects.

Type: Article
Title: Dating Iron Age goldwork: First direct AMS 14C results from Northwestern Iberia
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3989/tp.2015.12160
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/tp.2015.12160
Language: English
Additional information: The work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Keywords: Castro-culture goldwork; Hillforts; Galicia; Late Iron Age; Early Roman period; Plano-convex ingots; Melting mass; Handheld XRF; Absolute chronology.
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 S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1474282
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