Provenance of archaeological copper alloys by pXRF
Recently, there has been significant interest in the use of portable x-ray fluorescence devices (pXRF) for cultural materials applications, particularly the non–destructive provenance determination of archaeological materials. Historic copper alloys, typically brasses and bronzes, can often be sourced using elemental analysis to reveal regionally and temporally specific impurities and trace element signatures. We investigate the analytical performance of five different pXRF spectrometers for the non–destructive quantitative analysis of historic copper alloys both as prepared samples and field specimens.
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Provenance of archaeological copper alloys by pXRF. Alice Hunt, David Hurst Thomas, Robert Speakman. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397495)