A Compositional and Microstructural Study of Eighth-Century BC Bronzes from Moita Da Ladra (Tagus Estuary): How Did the Spread of the Phoenician Metallurgy Take Place in Western Iberia?

Pedro Valério, António M. Monge Soares, Márcia C. A. Monteiro, Ana Carolina Andrade Pereira, R. J. C. Silva

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Abstract

Metals from a votive deposit at Moita da Ladra (Tagus Estuary) dating to the eighth century bc were studied by micro-EDXRF, optical microscopy and Vickers testing to investigate the adoption of Phoenician innovations by indigenous communities. Artefacts are made of bronze alloys with suitable tin contents (11.6 ± 2.3 wt%) and very low iron impurities (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-609
Number of pages17
JournalArchaeometry
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • bronze alloys
  • Early Iron Age
  • EDXRF
  • metallurgical innovations
  • optical microscopy
  • Phoenician
  • Western Iberia

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