This paper describes the results obtained from an archaeometric study of a bronze Nuragic small boat model (Sardinia, Italy) dating from the Early Iron Age (presumably 9th–7th centuries BC). The artifact comes from an unknown location in Sardinia and is one of the objects that came to the Museum of Turin in the 19th century. This model is of particular interest as it is a unique Nuragic boat model containing a human figure among its decorations. The artifact is kept in the collection of the Royal Museum of Turin (Italy) and is a typical example of Sardinian manufacture from the Early Iron Age. This study was carried out using a combination of non-invasive techniques with energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (ED-XRF) integrated with Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and Raman spectroscopy, which allowed the characterization of the alloy of the artifact.

Characterization of a unique Nuragic bronze navicella with a combination of X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and Monte Carlo simulation / Porcaro, Marta; Lins, Sergio; Depalmas, Anna; Anzalone, Rosario Maria; Iannaccone, Roberta; Brunetti, Antonio. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 16:23(2023), pp. 1-12. [10.3390/ma16237345]

Characterization of a unique Nuragic bronze navicella with a combination of X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and Monte Carlo simulation

Porcaro, Marta
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Lins, Sergio
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2023

Abstract

This paper describes the results obtained from an archaeometric study of a bronze Nuragic small boat model (Sardinia, Italy) dating from the Early Iron Age (presumably 9th–7th centuries BC). The artifact comes from an unknown location in Sardinia and is one of the objects that came to the Museum of Turin in the 19th century. This model is of particular interest as it is a unique Nuragic boat model containing a human figure among its decorations. The artifact is kept in the collection of the Royal Museum of Turin (Italy) and is a typical example of Sardinian manufacture from the Early Iron Age. This study was carried out using a combination of non-invasive techniques with energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (ED-XRF) integrated with Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and Raman spectroscopy, which allowed the characterization of the alloy of the artifact.
2023
Nuragic bronze; cultural heritage; MC-XRF; Raman spectroscopy; bronze corrosion
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Characterization of a unique Nuragic bronze navicella with a combination of X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and Monte Carlo simulation / Porcaro, Marta; Lins, Sergio; Depalmas, Anna; Anzalone, Rosario Maria; Iannaccone, Roberta; Brunetti, Antonio. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 16:23(2023), pp. 1-12. [10.3390/ma16237345]
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