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Dating bronze artifacts

Bronze Age cultures differed in their development of the first writing.

This occurs because cuprite reacts with oxygen from the air to preferentially form tenorite in an atmosphere containing CO or in the presence of calcareous materials.

How can the age of archeological objects be determined if the well-established carbon dating method does not apply, for example for metal objects?

Spanish and Portuguese scientists have introduced a technique for dating artifacts made of copper and bronze.

more After a long period of prosperity, the Únĕtice (2300-1600 B.

Since Únĕtice was the first bronze metalworkers of Central Europe, we examine whether the reduced availability of bronze could have triggered the social collapse.

Presented in the journal , their electroanalytical method is based on the voltammetry of microparticles.

It compares various corrosion products that form over long periods of time and works with only a few nanograms of material so it causes almost no damage.

An ancient civilization is defined to be in the Bronze Age either by smelting its own copper and alloying with tin, arsenic, or other metals, or by trading for bronze from production areas elsewhere.


 
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