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  • 1 University of Poona Department of Physics 411 007 Pune India
  • 2 S.S.V.P.S. Science College Dhule M.S. India
  • 3 Deccan College Department of Archaeology 411 006 Pune India
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Abstract  

Ancient iron objects excavated from five different sites around Nagpur city in Maharashtra State /India/ were cut into small pieces and samples were prepared. Each sample was irradiated with 14 MeV neutrons for 8 min. From the recorded gamma ray spectrum for each sample, the presence of trace elements Cu, Si, Al, Mg and Mn were detected and their mutual ratios of activities were determined. The results show that all the iron objects obtained from five different sites are of the same origin.