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Title: Isotopes on the beach, Part 1: Strontium isotope ratios as a provenance indicator for lime raw materials used in Roman glassmaking
Authors: Brems, Dieter ×
Ganio, Monica
Latruwe, Kris
Balcaen, Lieve
Carremans, Mike
Gimeno, Domingo
Silvestri, Alberta
Vanhaecke, Frank
Muchez, Philippe
Degryse, Patrick #
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Series Title: Archaeometry vol:55 issue:2 pages:214-234
Abstract: The provenancing of Roman natron glass is one of the most challenging problems in the field of archaeometry. Although the use of Sr and Nd isotope ratios and trace element signatures as an indication of provenance has proven promising, there are still many unknowns. In this study, the influence of the different raw materials on the final Sr isotopic composition of Roman natron glass is examined. It is shown that the 87Sr/86Sr ratio in natron glass is significantly influenced by the silicate fraction of the sand used and does not always provide a clear indication of the lime source used.
ISSN: 0003-813X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geology
× corresponding author
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