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Non-Ferrous Metal of Early Alakul (Petrovka) Culture of Bronze Age in Central Kazakhstan

Journal: Povolzhskaya Arkheologiya (The Volga River Region Archaeology) (Vol.1, No. 31)

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Page : 98-116

Keywords : archaeology; Bronze Age; Kazakhstan; metal production; composition of metal; production technology;

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Data of an analytical research (X-ray fluorescence and metallographic analyses, electron scanning microscope) of products from burial grounds of the early Alakul (Petrovka) culture in Central Kazakhstan revealed the features of manufacturing techniques of stock – prevalence of products from the oxidized copper along with use in a smaller measure for casting of tools of tin bronze. Formation in Central Kazakhstan of the independent metallurgical center, most likely, happened in parallel and synchronously to emergence of the centers in the Urals – in Mugodzhary and the Southern Trans-Ural region at a turn of eras of average-late bronze. Concentration the early Alakul (Petrovka) monuments directly near ore fields indicates the purposeful search nature of the new raw sources of copper and tin so necessary in ancient production activity which was undertaken still by pit tribes during an Era of the Early Bronze. According to the authors the appeared new model of the organization of metal production with use, both the oxidized copper, and the alloyed tin bronze with skills of the developed foundry production, the high-temperature modes of processing by pressure actually was fixed for non-ferrous production in the region before the termination of the late Bronze Age.

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