Archaeometric analysis of ancient copper artefacts by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique

Year: 2005

Authors: Corsi M., Cristoforetti G., Giuffrida M., Hidalgo M., Legnaioli S., Masotti L., Palleschi V., Salvetti A., Tognoni E., Vallebona C., Zanini A.

Autors Affiliation: IPCF, CNR, Appl Laser Spect Lab, I-56124 Pisa, Italy;
Univ Florence, Dept Elect Engn, I-50139 Florence, Italy;
ELEn Grp Hi Tech Laser Syst, I-50041 Florence, Italy

Abstract: Twelve archaeological copper objects from the burial site of “Fontino” cave, near Grosseto, (around 2500-2000 B.C.) were analysed using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Qualitative results and a preliminary study of the samples’ composition are reported and used to make a quantitative estimate; based on these results, the samples were classified using principal components statistical analysis. The perspectives of using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for archaeometric analysis are also discussed.


Volume: 152 (1-2)      Pages from: 105  to: 111

KeyWords: LIBS; archeometry; copper age; spectroscopy;
DOI: 10.1007/s00604-005-0388-6

Citations: 53
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