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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006678
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... microstructural analysis of metals, such as scanning electron microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, and transmission electron microscopy, are then reviewed. The article contains tables listing analytical methods used for characterization of metals and alloys and surface analysis techniques. It ends by...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006641
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... sample types Application Typical sample types Archaeological Alloy, brick, clay, metal, various burial materials Biological Blood, hair, serum, tissue, urine Environmental Drinking water, groundwater, sludges, soils Food Bagels, chocolate bars, salmon fish, seaweed snacks, wine...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003133
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... electrical insulation rolling wire stranding wiredrawing WIRE made from copper and copper alloys has been used since about 2000 to 3000 B.C. According to archaeological evidence, the ancient Assyrians, Babylonians, and Egyptians were skilled in producing copper wire for ornamental purposes. Drawing...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005186
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... casting of metals began is not known, but it appears relatively late in the archaeological record. Archaeologists give the name Chalcolithic to the period in which metals were first being mastered, and they date this period, which immediately preceded the Bronze Age, very approximately to between 5000 and...
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By S. Lampman
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006645
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... inorganic elements in archaeological objects. Portable XRF instruments cannot generally provide the low detection limits attained by laboratory methods, but the sensitivity of portable XRF instruments has increased and made possible their use for measurement of lead and other metal in dusts and soils ( Ref...