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Artifact ID BCES 1205/850
Class point
Material iron
Site Ban Chiang BCES
Period Late Period

Alloy: iron
Where Cut: cut across at tip of spearpoint
How Mounted: cross-section of tip mounted cut side up
Metallographic description: Banded ferrite, with some tendency towards spheroidization of the small amount of pearlite. Grains are large in the pure ferrite areas, small in the areas of inclusions. Some slag is flattened. This specimen was very slowly cooled. At high magnification one can see what may be tiny bits of carbide or nitrite inclusions.


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