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Eclogites and jades as prehistoric implements in Europe; a case of petrology applied to cultural heritage

Claudio D'Amico, Raffaellamaria Campana, Gianluigi Felice and Massimo Ghedini
Eclogites and jades as prehistoric implements in Europe; a case of petrology applied to cultural heritage (in Fourth international eclogite conference, Lauro Morten (editor))
European Journal of Mineralogy (February 1995) 7 (1): 29-41

Abstract

Eclogites and 'jades' [Na-pyroxenitic stones lacking garnet] are the raw material of many prehistoric polished axes found in N Italy and in a great part of the rest of Europe. In sites near the Western Alps, eclogites prevail over jades, whereas outside this region, jades become dominant. The petrography of European axes is similar to that of the N Italian axes and they were probably derived from the same source; only a few ceremonial jade axes of high quality in NW Europe do not correspond with a NW Alpine provenance.


ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Eclogites and jades as prehistoric implements in Europe; a case of petrology applied to cultural heritage
Title: Fourth international eclogite conference
Affiliation: Universita di Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze Mineralogiche, Bologna, Italy
Pages: 29-41
Published: 199502
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
Meeting name: Fourth international eclogite conference
Meeting location: Fuscaldo, ITA, Italy
Meeting date: 19930906Sept. 6-9, 1993
References: 50
Accession Number: 1995-021739
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 plate, 2 tables, sketch map
N42°30'00" - N51°00'00", W05°00'00" - E08°30'00"
N44°04'60" - N46°28'60", E06°37'60" - E09°10'60"
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 199508
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