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Abstract

Archaeometallurgists use metallography to reveal and interpret the microstructures of objects, in conjunction with the results of their chemical analyses and microanalyses. This article describes a number of special problems that occur while performing metallographic analyses on archaeological materials. It also presents case studies, with examples that illustrate situations where metallography has contributed to archaeometallurgical studies.

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M.L. Wayman, 2004. "Metallography of Archaeological Alloys", Metallography and Microstructures, George F. Vander Voort

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