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Thin Section Petrography, Geochemistry and Scanning Electron Microscopy of Archaeological Ceramics

Quinn, Patrick Sean; (2022) Thin Section Petrography, Geochemistry and Scanning Electron Microscopy of Archaeological Ceramics. (1st ed.). Archaeopress Publishing Ltd: Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

Using over 400 colour figures of a diverse range of artefact types and archaeological periods from 50 countries worldwide, this book outlines the mineralogical, chemical and microstructural composition of ancient ceramics and provides comprehensive guidelines for their scientific study within archaeology. Thin section petrography, geochemistry, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction are key scientific methods used to investigate the raw materials, origins and production technology of archaeological pottery, ceramic building materials, ancient refractories and plaster. Using over 400 colour figures of a diverse range of artefact types and archaeological periods from 50 countries worldwide, this book outlines the mineralogical, chemical and microstructural composition of ancient ceramics and provides comprehensive guidelines for their scientific study within archaeology. The core of the book is dedicated to the versatile approach of ceramic petrography. This is complimented by a detailed account of the principles of bulk instrumental geochemistry, as well as the SEM microanalysis and XRD characterisation of ceramics. The book is intended as a reference manual for research as well as a course text for specialist training on scientific ceramic analysis.

Type: Book
Title: Thin Section Petrography, Geochemistry and Scanning Electron Microscopy of Archaeological Ceramics
ISBN: 1803272716
ISBN-13: 9781803272719
DOI: 10.32028/9781803272702
Publisher version: https://www.archaeopress.com/Archaeopress/Products...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions. The text in this record is Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL CERAMICS & COMPOSITIONAL ANALYSIS
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10150982
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