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The Copper Hoards of the Indian Subcontinent: Preliminaries for an Interpretation with Appendix I and II by Andreas Hauptmann and Michael J. Hughes

Hauptmann, Andreas and Hughes, Michael J.

In: Jahrbuch des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz. 1989, pp. 193-275

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Abstract

The so-called Copper Hoards of the northern part of the Subcontinent form one of the most striking manifestations of prehistoric culture. Elaborate, large, and often striking in form, the different hoard objects are particularly enigmatic owing to a near total absence of archaeological evidence for the identity of their creators. The present study attempts to shed light on them by means of close use-wear and typological study. It complements the author’s larger catalogue of 1985. The most numerous campaign of chemical analysis of such artefacts yields a good deal of information.

Document type: Book Section
Date Deposited: 1. July 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: History of ancient world
Controlled Subjects: Archäometallurgie, Atomabsorptionsspektroskopie ; Kupferlagerstätte
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archäometallurgie ; Atomabsorptions-Spektroskopie ; Artefaktentypologie ; Kupferdepot ; Kupferhort, Archaeometallurgy , Artefact Typology , Atomic Absorption Analysis , Copper Deposits , Copper Hoards
Subject (classification): History and Archaeology
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Schriften von Paul Yule zu Südasien
Volume: 8

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