English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/82118
logo share SHARE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE
Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL
Exportar a otros formatos:


A preliminary provenance study of marble artifacts from Aiani, ancient upper Macedonia, Greece

AuthorsIordanidis, Andreas; Charalampides, Georgios; García-Guinea, Javier ; Correcher, Virgilio; Karamitrou-Mentessidi, G.
Issue Date2008
AbstractPreliminary results on the provenance study of ancient marbles from Aiani, ancient Upper Macedonia, Northern Greece are presented in this work. Several samples (both archaeological and modern) were collected and analysed using thermoluminesence (TL) and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive System (ESEM/EDS). Chemical, morphological and mineralogical features revealed by ESEM/EDS, combined with TL spectra of natural and irradiated samples, allowed us to make some preliminary suggestions on the origin of ancient marble artefacts. According to ESEM/EDX results, Tranovalto marbles situated just Southwards of Aiani, where some modern white marble quarries occur, could be the most probable origin. TL spectra do not reveal any clear differences, except that of higher intensity of the fresh marbles comparing to the intensity of the ancient ones. Thus, a more detailed analytical work, employing more samples and analytical techniques is proposed in order to achieve satisfactory results.
Appears in Collections:(MNCN) Comunicaciones congresos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
352815.pdf1,74 MBUnknownView/Open
Show full item record
Review this work

WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.