Micro-attenuated total reflection spectral imaging in archaeology: application to Maya paint and plaster wall decorations
Goodall, Rosemary A., Hall, Jay, Sharer, Robert, Traxler, Loa, Rintoul, Llew, & Fredericks, Peter M. (2008) Micro-attenuated total reflection spectral imaging in archaeology: application to Maya paint and plaster wall decorations. Applied Spectroscopy, 62(1), pp. 10-16.
Fourier transform infrared - attenuated total reflection imaging has been successfully used to identify individual mineral components of ancient Maya paint. The high spatial resolution of a micro FT-IR-ATR system in combination with a focal plane array detector has meant that individual particles in the paint have been resolved and identified from their spectra. This system has been used in combination with micro-Raman spectroscopy to characterize the paint which was found to be a mixture of hematite and silicate particles with minor amounts of calcite, carbon and magnetite particles in a sub-micron hematite and calcite matrix. The underlying stucco was also investigated and found to be a combination of calcite with fine carbon particles, making a dark sub-ground for the paint.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||FT, IR, ATR Imaging, Raman microscopy, paint, pigments, stucco, Copan, Maya|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > ARCHAEOLOGY (210100) > Archaeology of Asia Africa and the Americas (210103)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Society for Applied Spectroscopy|
|Copyright Statement:||Printing of this material is restricted to a single copy for non-commercial use only and may not be redistributed by electronic or any other means.|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2013 13:49|
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