Lapanu–let (it) glow!–recent archaeometric analyses of Hattian and Hittite metalwork
Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on teh Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
303 - 312
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In this paper, I will discuss recent quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence analyses on 3rd and 2nd millennium BC metal objects from central Anatolia. I will discuss phenomena such as high tin values attested in some copper-based artefacts and a growing corpus of copper-silver alloys, which represent a still exotic but persistently growing facet of Early Bronze Age alloying techniques. Finally, the archaeometric data retrieved from the ‘Bronze tablet’ of Hattusa is here added to the still meagre collection of scientifically analysed Hittite metalwork.