Pre-Columbian metalworking in peru—Ornamental and ceremonial objects from the royal tombs of Sipán

  title={Pre-Columbian metalworking in peru—Ornamental and ceremonial objects from the royal tombs of Sip{\'a}n},
  author={Gerhard H{\"o}rz and Monika Kallfass},
Microchemical Investigation of Long-Term Buried Gilded and Silvered Artifacts From Ancient Peru
A large number of metal artifacts with exceptional artistic value of the Moche culture have been found in the tombs of the Lords of Sipán (Lambayeque, Peru) and of the Lady of Cao (El Brujo, Peru)
Metal Artifacts
  • E. Banning
  • Medicine
    The Archaeologist's Laboratory
  • 2020
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