Early Bronze Age metalwork in Central Anatolia - An archaeometric view from the hamlet

Genis, Evren Y.
The following contribution discusses the results of spectroscopic analyses carried out on metal artefacts from the Early Bronze Age cemetery of Kalinkaya-Toptastepe in central Anatolia. Given that archaeometric data from 3rd- millennium BCE Central Anatolia are still quite sparse, tend to stem mainly from earlier central places, and the assemblages from village sites have so far remained largely unexplored, the study we present here is primarily intended to draw much needed attention to the data that are available. Copper-arsenic alloys exist alongside 'true' bronzes (copper-tin alloys), and contamination, for example by nickel, can yield much information about specific deposits. The results obtained provide good insights into the use of metals and traditional alloying techniques on a minor settlement at the end of the Anatolian Early Bronze Age.


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Citation Formats
E. Y. Genis and T. ZİMMERMANN, “Early Bronze Age metalwork in Central Anatolia - An archaeometric view from the hamlet,” PRAEHISTORISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT, pp. 280–290, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/64389.