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dc.contributor.authorPOSTMA Hansen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSCHILLEBEECKX Peteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorKOCKELMANN W.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-23T00:01:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-22en_GB
dc.date.available2012-06-23T00:01:08Z-
dc.date.created2012-03-22en_GB
dc.date.issued2011en_GB
dc.date.submitted2011-03-24en_GB
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE vol. 38 no. 8 p. 1810-1817en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0305-4403en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC64392-
dc.description.abstractThe bulk metal compositions of twelve socketed axes of the Geistingen type are determined in a fully non-destructive manner by neutron resonance capture analysis (NRCA). These axes named after a hoard found in Geistingen, a Belgian village along the Dutch-Belgium part of the river Meuse, are considered in the literature to be votive or prestigious objects from the Late Bronze Age. They contain considerable amounts of antimony, arsenic, silver and nickel, adding up to 6-16 wt%. Seven axes have no detectable, or little tin; the other five objects contain 6-12 wt% tin. The compositions of the Geistingen axes are evidence for a further example of the return to the Early Bronze Age practice of smelting fahlore related minerals. In addition time-of-flight neutron diffraction (TOF-ND) was carried out on two of these axes to get information about the crystalline structure, the occurrence of sulfides and oxides, the lead content and intermetallic compounds. The diffraction lines show a splitting related to two solid solutions in alpha-phase copper, which is explained with a simple solidification model.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.D.4-Nuclear physicsen_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTDen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC64392en_GB
dc.titleThe metal compositions of a series of Geistingen-type socketed axesen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jas.2011.03.015en_GB
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