A new French Tréboul spearhead found in The Netherlands: the case of the Goor find

Stijn Arnoldussen, H. Busscher, Hannie Steegstra, N. Bottema-Mac Gillavry, Bertil van Os, Gert van Oortmerssen

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Report on the discovery of a Tréboul spearhead (of NW French origin) from the vicinity of Goor. Its composition was determined witn pXRF (Cu 89%, Sn 9,7%, As 0,8%, minor contributions of Sb, Pb and Ni) and consistent with assemblages in NW France. Wood from the socket was extracted and identified as Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and 14C dated to 1609-1456 BCE, which fits the typological attribuition to the MBA-A.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetaaltijden 8
Subtitle of host publicationBijdragen in de studie van de Metaaltijden
EditorsS. Arnoldussen, M.T.C. Hendriksen, E.H.L.D. Norde, N. de Vries
PublisherSidestone press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789464260496, 9789464260502
Publication statusPublished - 9-Oct-2021
EventMetaaltijdendag 2021 - 9 oktober 2021: Brons- en IJzertijd in het heden - Leiden University, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden, Netherlands
Duration: 9-Oct-20219-Oct-2021


ConferenceMetaaltijdendag 2021 - 9 oktober 2021
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  • spearhead
  • bronze age
  • MBA
  • middle bronze age
  • XRF
  • alloy
  • composition
  • imports
  • France
  • Tréboul
  • 14C
  • dating
  • wood

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