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Thomas Pownall 1722–1805Ernst von Bibra 1806–1878

Collated Analytical Data:
Historical Metallurgy 1790–1869


This file is the online supplement to Pollard A.M. (2016) The first hundred years of archaeometallurgical chemistry: Pownall (1775) to von Bibra (1869) Historical Metallurgy (publication details TBC)

It contains transcriptions of the quantitative chemical analyses made on archaeological copper alloys published before (and including) 1869 (von Bibra). It is not a comprehensive collection of the material available, so please consult the published paper for a more complete list of publications. Additional data and references will be published on this page as supplements to this file. We will post notifications of any major additions on our blog. Follow us for notifications or return to this page periodically for updates

Please check with the original publication before quoting any data from it. Many later authors re-published earlier data, with varying degrees of accuracy, and I have cross-checked where possible and noted any inconsistencies.