Elemental characterization of bronze age copper objects by micro-beam measurements

Angela Vasilescu, Bogdan Constantinescu, Catalina Chiojdeanu, Daniela Stan, Rolf Simon, Daniele Ceccato, Aliz Simon, Zsofia Kertesz, Zita Szikszai, Imre Uzonyi, Laszlo Csedreki, Eniko Furu

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Investigations on the composition of Bronze Age objects recovered from sites in Romania were performed by Synchrotron Radiation X-Ray Fluorescence and micro Particle Induced X-ray Emission, to compare their elemental patterns with previous results on regional copper sources from Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. We discuss elemental composition, correlation and profiles in relation with the possible origin of the copper used and the metallic microstructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1222-1233
Number of pages12
JournalRomanian Reports in Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 18 2013



  • Bronze age
  • Copper
  • SR XRF
  • micro-PIXE

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Vasilescu, A., Constantinescu, B., Chiojdeanu, C., Stan, D., Simon, R., Ceccato, D., Simon, A., Kertesz, Z., Szikszai, Z., Uzonyi, I., Csedreki, L., & Furu, E. (2013). Elemental characterization of bronze age copper objects by micro-beam measurements. Romanian Reports in Physics, 65(4), 1222-1233.