Microchimica Acta

, Volume 152, Issue 1, pp 105–111

Archaeometric Analysis of Ancient Copper Artefacts by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Technique

Authors

  • Michela Corsi
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Gabriele Cristoforetti
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Marcella Giuffrida
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Montserrat Hidalgo
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Stefano Legnaioli
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Leonardo Masotti
    • Department of Electronic EngineeringFlorence University
    • El.En. Group Hi Tech Laser Systems
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Azenio Salvetti
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Elisabetta Tognoni
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Chiara Vallebona
    • Applied Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory, IPCF/CNR
  • Alessandro Zanini
    • El.En. Group Hi Tech Laser Systems
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00604-005-0388-6

Cite this article as:
Corsi, M., Cristoforetti, G., Giuffrida, M. et al. Microchim Acta (2005) 152: 105. doi:10.1007/s00604-005-0388-6

Abstract.

Twelve archaeological copper objects from the burial site of “Fontino” cave, near Grosseto, (around 2500–2000 B.C.) were analysed using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Qualitative results and a preliminary study of the samples’ composition are reported and used to make a quantitative estimate; based on these results, the samples were classified using principal components statistical analysis. The perspectives of using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for archaeometric analysis are also discussed.

Key words: LIBS; archeometry; Copper Age; laser; spectroscopy.

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