Extractive iron metallurgy on Thasos and the East Macedonian Mainland

Photos, E. , Koukouli-Chrysanthaki, H. and Gialoglou, G. (1986) Extractive iron metallurgy on Thasos and the East Macedonian Mainland. In: Jones, R.E. and Catlings, H.W. (eds.) Science in Archaeology: Proceedings of a Meeting held at the British School at Athens January 1985. Series: Fitch laboratory, occasional paper (2). Leopard's Head Press: London, pp. 43-48. ISBN 9780904887020

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Investigated are the raw materials and waste products of iron smelting operations as well as analyses of iron artifacts from Thasos and the East Macedonian mainland. The methods of examination involved elemental analysis by x-ray fluorescence and atomic absorption spectrometry of ores and slags, and chemical analysis of mineralogical phases in slags by electron probe microanalysis (EPMA). The purpose of this study is to establish the type of iron ore sources used in particular periods, as well as to shed light on aspects of extractive iron metallurgy, namely furnace conditions

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Photos-Jones, Dr Effie
Authors: Photos, E., Koukouli-Chrysanthaki, H., and Gialoglou, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Leopard's Head Press

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