Composition of Ancient Peruvian Copper
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v71 n3 (May, 1971), 181-187
omplete quantitative analyses were made of samples of metal taken from fifteen Peruvian copper objects that came from various sites and ranged in date from the fourth to the fifteenth century A.D. Twelve of the samples were found to be composed of arsenical copper containing a wide variety of impurities. One was native copper and one other was apparently native copper modified by heat treatment. Only one sample contained enough tin to warrant classification as bronze. Some tentative general conclusions are advanced
Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 43210
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