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Non-destructive provenancing of bluestone axe-heads in Britain

Williams-Thorpe, Olwen; Potts, P.J. and Jones, M.C. (2004). Non-destructive provenancing of bluestone axe-heads in Britain. Antiquity, 78(300) pp. 359–379.

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Abstract

The authors present a new procedure for discovering where stone artefacts come from without having to cut a slice through them. The method is tested on axes of spotted dolerite bluestone from Preseli in Wales, source of monoliths at Stonehenge.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0003-598X
Keywords: stone axe-heads; axes; provenancing; magnetic susceptibility; X-ray fluorescence
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 5243
Depositing User: Philip Potts
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5243
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