Characterisation of Roman Mortars from the Archaeological Site of Tróia (Portugal)
Roman mortars from the industrial archaeological site of Tróia (Portugal) have been studied by means of chemical, mineralogical and microstructural analysis. The mortars are calcitic aerial lime mortars differing in the type and proportion of aggregates used, including crushed carbonaceous rocks (limestone and dolomite), siliceous sand and crushed ceramics. The results show that although these mortars have been subjected to a very aggressive environment they are still in a very good state of conservation.
Paula Maria Vilarinho
A. S. Silva et al., "Characterisation of Roman Mortars from the Archaeological Site of Tróia (Portugal)", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 1643-1647, 2006