Provenancing Central African copper croisettes: A first chemical and lead isotope characterisation of currencies in Central and Southern Africa

@article{Rademakers2019ProvenancingCA,
  title={Provenancing Central African copper croisettes: A first chemical and lead isotope characterisation of currencies in Central and Southern Africa},
  author={F. Rademakers and Nicolas Nikis and T. Putter and P. Degryse},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={111},
  pages={105010}
}
Abstract The Copperbelt is one of the richest copper deposits in the world and has been an important primary metal source for Central African cultures for over a millennium. The technology underlying this exploitation and the trade networks through which copper was exchanged, however, have not yet received much attention in archaeological research. This paper presents the first geochemical dataset for archaeological copper currencies in Central and Southern Africa: croisette ingots. Chemical… Expand
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