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Goldwork technology at the Arabian Peninsula. First data from Saruq al Hadid Iron Age site (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Soriano, Eni (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Prehistòria)
Perea, Alicia (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Instituto de Historia)
Escanilla Artigas, Nicolau (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Prehistòria)
Contreras Rodrigo, Fernando (Sanisera Archaeology Institute (Illes Balears))
Al Ali, Yaaqoub Yousif Ali (Dubai. Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department)
Karim, Mansour Boraik Radwan (Dubai. Architectural Heritage and Antiquities Department)
Zein, Hassan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Prehistòria)

Data: 2018
Resum: The Spanish team that leads a research project at Saruq al Hadid excavated an area where about 450 gold items were recovered during the campaigns from 2015 to 2017. The site with a lengthy occupation from the end of the fourth millennium to the Islamic period is well known for its important finds attesting copper metallurgy production during Iron Age II. Other rich archaeological finds in iron, stone and pottery, in some cases showing a snake iconography, point to a ceremonial place where production processes and exchanges took place. We present an archaeometric study of a significative sample of the gold items found at the site using OM (Optical Microscopy) and SEM-EDS (Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy). Our provisional results suggest the existence of a workshop -the first archaeologically attested at the Arabian Peninsula- where lost wax casting and plastic deformation were usual practices, together with other goldwork techniques like polychrome alloying, filigree and granulation. Evidence of the production processes were workshop wastes and raw material, although no associated archaeological structures could be identified.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
Matèria: Arabian peninsula ; Gold ; Iron age ; Lost-wax casting ; Polychromy ; SEM-EDS
Publicat a: Journal of archaeological science: reports, Vol. 22 (2018) , p. 1-10, ISSN 2352-4103

DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.08.030

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