THE MISSING JIGSAW PIECE – PXRF BULK ANALYSIS OF THE KARABURUN DAGGER AND SOME GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ON METALWORK IN EARLY BRONZE AGE WESTERN ANATOLIA

The following contribution presents the results from the portable X-Ray fluorescence (p-XRF) analysis of the Early Bronze Age metal dagger from Karaburun, found in 2015 and first published in 2018. The non-destructive analysis revealed the dagger’s chemical composition as arsenical (1.10%) copper (98.22%), an alloy used since the reinvigoration of Anatolian metalwork in the mid IVth millennium B.C. A review of current excavations and geology-based surveys in the region confirms the impression that our dagger might well have been produced by a local workshop in the vicinity of modern İzmir, or even on the Karaburun peninsula itself.

EKSİK OLAN YAP-BOZ PARÇASI - KARABURUN HANÇERİ PXRF ANALİZİ VE BATI ANADOLU'NUN ERKEN TUNÇ ÇAĞI MADENCİLİĞİ ÜZERİNE GENEL DÜŞÜNCÜLER

Bu makalede, 2015 yılında bulunan ve 2018’de ilk defa yayımlanan Karaburun hançerinin taşınabilir Xışınlı floresans analizi değerlendirmeleri paylaşılmaktadır. Sonuçlara göre, hançerin malzemesi arsenik (%1.10) / bakır (%98.22) karışımı. Arsenik bakır karışımı, MÖ IV. binyılın ortasından itibaren sıklıkla kullanılan bir malzemedir. Bununla birlikte ele geçen hançerin, hem bu bölgede son senelerde tekrar canlanan kazılarla hem de antik madenciliğe yönelik yüzey araştırmaları neticesinde üretim yerinin Ege Bölgesi’nde kıyı Ege şeridinde veya İç Batı Anadolu bölümünde ya da Karaburun’un kendisi olma ihtimali oldukça yüksektir.

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