This short communication summarizes the preliminary results of mineralogical (XRD, ND) and chemical (PGAA) investigations of one of the earliest metal finds of Hungary. Archaeological excavation of Polgár-Csocombining double acute accentszhalom site of the Neolithic Csocombining double acute accentszhalom Culture (B.C. 5000-4400) provided a unique copper bead necklace. Its present condition requires efficient intervention for conservation purposes. Our scientific analysis provided basic information about the state of the finds to establish the appropriate strategy for their restoration and storage. According to our results, the beads are highly altered (there is no metallic copper present in their cores). The predominant corrosion product is paratacamite, but also atacamite, cuprite and reactive agents are present in the finds.
|Translated title of the contribution||Scientific investigation of neolithic copper beads from Polgár-Csocombining double acute accentszhalom - Preliminary results|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2010|
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