Title: Isotopes on the beach, Part 2: Neodymium isotopic analysis for the provenancing of Roman glass-making
Authors: Brems, Dieter ×
Ganio, Monica
Latruwe, Kris
Balcaen, Lieve
Carremans, Mike
Gimeno, Domingo
Silvestri, Alberta
Vanhaecke, Frank
Muchez, Philippe
Degryse, Patrick #
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Series Title: Archaeometry vol:55 issue:3 pages:449-464
Abstract: In this study, we have evaluated the applicability of Nd isotopic analysis for the provenancing of Roman glass and we present a database of Nd isotopic compositions of possible sand raw materials from the western Mediterranean, as a means of comparison for the growing number of isotopic studies on ancient glass. The 143Nd/144Nd isotope ratio of sands is a good indicator for their geological (and sometimes geographical) provenance. The use of the isotopic signature of Nd as a proxy for the source of silica in glass is, however, not always straightforward because of the possible overlap of signatures from different suppliers.
ISSN: 0003-813X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geology
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