Zinc

Scatterplot for Zinc

Unlike any other site in the MMP analytical program, Hissar yielded several artifacts with a significant zinc content (i.e., >0.5%). As with arsenic and lead, this zinc most likely derives from the original copper ore, though its well-documented volatility in primitive smelting conditions makes its survival in Hissar’s copper-based artifacts noteworthy. 

Phase I 
Range, <0.08%–4.2% (n=22) 
Zn, 4.2%: Rod fragment (inv. 33-21-187) 
Zn, 1.6%: Pin, pyramid headed (inv. 33-21-181) 
Zn, 0.80%: Pin (inv. 33-15-083)

Phase II 
Range, <0.08%–0.72% (n=31) 
Zn, 0.72%: Tube (inv. 33-15-401) 
Zn, 0.50%: Pin, double spiral head (inv. 33-22-547)

Phase III 
Range, <0.08%–1.4% (n=43) 
Zn, 1.4%: Knife blade (inv. 33-21-910) 
Zn, 0.83%: Shafthole matlock (inv. 33-22-112) 
Zn, 0.56%: Cosmetic stick (inv. 33-22-182) 
Zn, 0.54%: Needle (inv. 33-21-915)

33-21-181 
Pin, pyramid-headed 
As, 0.054%; Sn, <0.024% 
Pb, 0.067%; Zn., 1.6%