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|Title:||A contribution to the study of post-depositional alterations of pottery using TL dating analysis|
Buxeda i Garrigós, Jaume
|Abstract:||In luminescence dating, the potassium concentration significantly contributes to the dose rate value in the age estimation. Within this study, fine-grain thermoluminescence dating has been applied on sherds of calcareous pottery of known age, excavated at a Roman site in Mallorca, Spain. For those of the samples that showed signs of severe potassium leaching, according to chemical and mineralogical examination, the thermoluminescence analysis provided overestimated dates. By using the known archaeological age of the samples, a corrected dose rate value can be estimated which provides the potassium concentration averaged for the burial period. Finally, a step-like model can then be used to estimate the fraction of the burial period after which most of the alteration effects took place.|
|Note:||Versió postprint del document publicat a: 10.1016/j.jas.2006.12.017|
|It is part of:||Journal of Archaeological Science, 2007, vol. 34, p. 1804-1809|
|Appears in Collections:||Articles publicats en revistes (Història i Arqueologia)|
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