Provenance Characterization of Archaeological Ceramics by Laser Induced Plasma Spectroscopy


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Archaeological ceramics Terra Sigillata manufactured in different production centres have been studied by “laser induced plasma spectroscopy” (LIPS). The aim of this work is to demonstrate the capability of LIPS for the classification of pottery shreds in function of their provenance. Characteristic emission spectra of different pottery groups were obtained and simple linear correlation methods were used for grouping samples. In addition, complementary scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX) analysis were performed to obtain morphological features and to confirm chemical results



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 514-516)

Edited by:

Paula Maria Vilarinho




A. J. López et al., "Provenance Characterization of Archaeological Ceramics by Laser Induced Plasma Spectroscopy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 1638-1642, 2006

Online since:

May 2006




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