08 May 2001

Aegean clays data set

This dataset is part of a collection assembled during research by Dr Ioannis Liritzis, Professor of Archaeometry at the University of the Aegean at Rhodes, and is used by his kind permission.
Spectroscopic analysis of the clays yielded figures for varying levels of different elements (this small subset concentrates mainly on metals) in the composition of each clay.

The data were gathered as part of an investigation into historical trading links between Mediterranean communities, in which the composition of clays used in manufacture of dated pot shards from separate sites were analysed for similarity/difference.
The data are posted here in four tables.
I recommend the Mediterranean Archæology and Archæometry journal  (started by Prof. Liritzis and still under his overall editorship).

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