Lead isotope Database

Copper Minerals from the Valais, Switzerland (PbPb_Geologie_Valais.xls)

The lead isotope ratios from the Valais, Switzerland, were obtained during my doctoral research (Cattin 2008). They have been measured using a MC-ICP-MS in collaboration with Igor M. Villa, Laboratory of Isotope Geology at the University of Berne (Switzerland). The ore samples come from the Cantonal Museum of Geology in Lausanne, Switzerland (N. Meisser and S. Ansermet) and the Natural History Museum in Berne, Switzerland (B. Hofmann).

The use of those data must always be cited as follows:

Cattin (F.), 2008. Modalités d’approvisionnement et modalités de consommation du cuivre dans les Alpes au 3e millénaire avant notre ère : apport des analyses métalliques à la connaissance des peuplements du Néolithique final, du Campaniforme et du Bronze ancien. Genève : Dép. d'anthrop. et d'écologie de l'Univ. (Thèse de doctorat : Faculté des sciences. Section de biologie ; Archéol. préhist. ; Sc. 4019)(thèse de doctorat, non publié).

A published version, including site location, geology, and geochemistry of the analysed minerals can be found in the Online Supporting Material of Cattin et al. (2011), published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. This paper presents also the analytical parameters.

Lead isotope analyses of the copper ores from the Valais, Switzerland, along with data from the nearby canton of Vaud, Berne, and Graubünden (Switzerland), from Alagna Valsesia (Aosta, Italy), and Saint-Véran (Hautes-Alpes, France). Those data come from Cattin (2008). The lead evolution model of Kramers et Tolstikhin (1997) is drawn the help the interpretation of the data.

 

Reference Database

Reference database of PhD thesis, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2008 (855 items), in .bib format: " Modalités d’approvisionnement et modalités de consommation du cuivre dans les Alpes au 3e millénaire avant notre ère : apport des analyses métalliques à la connaissance des peuplements du Néolithique final, du Campaniforme et du Bronze ancien "