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Macro- and Microstructure of Metals

  • Andreas Hauptmann
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Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

Old crafting techniques used in the production of metal objects can be understood by structure analyses from both the macroscopic to microscopic scale. This mainly applies to copper with its alloy components tin, lead and zinc, furthermore to iron and/or steel or cast iron and gold with the alloy components silver and copper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Hauptmann
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  1. 1.Haus der Archäologien, ArchaeometallurgyDeutsches Bergbau-Museum / Ruhr UniversityBochumGermany

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