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Form and flow: The 'karmic cycle' of copper

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The analysis and interpretation of the chemical composition of copper-alloys is one of the longest ongoing research projects within archaeological science. Beginning in the late 18th century these data have been consistently used to try and link objects with distinct metal sources. This paper argues the traditional provenance model for copper alloys is fatally flawed. Through pursuing a 'pure' source signal, chemical and isotopic datasets have been removed from their context and history. Soci...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jas.2014.12.013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology; Archaeology Research Lab
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Societies, Other & Subsidiary Companies
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science Journal website
Volume:
56
Pages:
202-209
Publication date:
2015-01-09
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9238
ISSN:
0305-4403
Source identifiers:
541470
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pubs:541470
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uuid:52398e9d-22de-4049-b0c4-3447f9961381
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pubs:541470
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2018-03-08

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