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Taming metals: the use of leaded bronze in early China, 2000–1250 BC

Abstract:

It has long been known that leaded bronze, an alloy consisting primarily of copper with the addition of tin and lead, was widely used in early China, starting from around the second millennium BC. The additional lead distinguishes this metal from common bronze, the copper-tin binary alloy, used by most other Early Metal Age civilisations in Eurasia. The reasons behind the use of leaded bronze have not been fully examined in previous literature.


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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2398-7613

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
Needham Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Role:
Examiner
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Name:
Merton College, University of Oxford
Funding agency for:
Huan, L
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2022-02-22

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