Neutron methods for Amerindian Archaeological Provenance Study and Authentication of Etruscan bronze art objects

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  • H. Barros
  • L. Sajo-Bohus
  • Zs. Kasztovszky
  • H. Postma
  • Peter Vermaercke
  • P. Schillebeeckx
  • D. Palacios
  • E.D. Greaves
  • M. Mackowiak de Antczak

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Elemental compositions of Amerindian pottery figurines and two ancient bronze artefacts are given. Results suggest that the pre-Columbian figurines from Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela, relate to those from the cultural core area at the Valencia Lake Basin on the mainland. However, their provenance could not be confirmed yet. The two bronze artefacts are not original. The employed analytical techniques (ko-NAA, PGAA and NRCA) are briefly discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR REACTION MECHANISMS
Place of PublicationVarenna, Italy
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2006
EventInternational Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms - University of Milano, Italy; Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research; Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; Dapnia, CEA, Saclay, France; "Piero Caldirola" International Centre for the Promotion of Science, Italy; National Institute of Nucle, Varenna, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 200616 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameRicerca Scientifica ed Educazione Permanente Suppl. N. 126


ConferenceInternational Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms


  • ko-NAA, PGAA, NRCA, pottery figurines, bronze artefacts

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