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Mortars in context: An integrated study of mortars and plasters from the so-called Ginnasio in Solunto (Sicily, Italy)

Boese, Beatrice; Amicone, Silvia; Cantisani, Emma; Schön, Frerich; Berthold, Christoph; (2023) Mortars in context: An integrated study of mortars and plasters from the so-called Ginnasio in Solunto (Sicily, Italy). Archaeometry 10.1111/arcm.12853. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents a multipronged scientific study of mortars and plasters of the so-called Ginnasio in the Hellenistic–Roman city of Solunto (Sicily, Italy). A selection of 16 well-contextualized samples was collected to represent different functions and building phases of this private house. The results show that a variety of locally available raw materials was used as aggregates and to produce binders. The diversity of raw materials’ sources and production techniques identified in this study reveals the advanced technological knowledge of the builders of Solunto, indicating a complex relationship between the settlement's cityscape and its surrounding landscape.

Type: Article
Title: Mortars in context: An integrated study of mortars and plasters from the so-called Ginnasio in Solunto (Sicily, Italy)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/arcm.12853
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12853
Language: English
Additional information: © 2023 The Authors. Archaeometry published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of University of Oxford. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10166780
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