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Technology and provenance study of Levantine plant ash glass using Sr-Nd isotope analysis

Degryse, P; Freestone, I; Jennings, S; Schneider, J; (2010) Technology and provenance study of Levantine plant ash glass using Sr-Nd isotope analysis. In: Drauke, J and Keller, D, (eds.) Glass in Byzantium – Production, Usage, Analyses. (pp. 83 - 91). Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum: Mainz, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

Book description: The products of Byzantine glass-making workshops are found throughout the whole of the Mediterranean area and were also distributed into regions far beyond the borders of the Empire. Research into glass production and distribution in Byzantium has made enormous progress, especially in the last years. Thanks to state of the art scientific methods and a number of recent discoveries, it is not only possible today to identify centres of raw glass production, but also to trace additional trade routes to secondary workshops. Furthermore, the results of this research have revealed details of the formulas used in glass production, the source of the raw products and the technologies employed. The current state of this research was the subject of discussion at an international workshop hosted in January 2008 by the "Byzantine Archaeology Mainz". Contributions to this conference dealt with a geographical area between North Afrcia, the Balkans, Asia Minor and the Near East. The focal point of the workshop was formed on the one hand by results of scientific analyses of glass and on the other hand by studies of regionally-specific expressions of Byzantine forms of glass. Thus research into Byzantine glass manufacture has once again produced highly interesting findings and permitted an insight into the diverse possibilities of modern analytical methods.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Technology and provenance study of Levantine plant ash glass using Sr-Nd isotope analysis
Event: Glass in Byzantium – Production, Usage, Analyses
Location: Mainz
ISBN: 9783884671474
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://web.rgzm.de/942.html?&L=1
Language: English
Keywords: Glass, Byzantine, Islamic, Neodymium isotope, Strontium isotope
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
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1397659
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