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Analyses of Horse Tack from the Carpathian Basin Dating to the Late Antiquity and the Early Migration Period

  • Open or Close Réka Ágnes Piros*

    Department of Archaeology, University of Szeged, Hungary

    *Corresponding author: Réka Ágnes Piros Faculty of Arts Department of Archaeology, University of Szeged, Hungary

Submission: May 28, 2018; Published: May 30, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/AAOA.2018.02.000531

ISSN: 2577-1949
Volume2 Issue2


The use of Archaeometrical methods in archaeological research are spreading because of their accuracy and the achievable new results. Regarding that the analyzed finds were restored in the 20th century, the determination of their material composition could be misinterpreted (e.g. define copper as bronze) [1]. Because of the valuable worth of these metal horse harnesses it was essential to use a non-destructive method for the analysis. With the help of any X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) instrument this issue can be resolved [2]. Fortunately, the investigation of the analogies of the Carpathian Basin originating trappings began. Therefore, we can examine them in context [3]. The other approximation is from the view of archaeology, considering the typology, the decoration and the material.

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