The use of correspondence analysis to compare major and trace elements for provenance studies of iron-age pottery from the Mngeni river area, South Africa

Punyadeera, C., Pillay, A.E., Jacobson, L., & Whitelaw, G. (1999) The use of correspondence analysis to compare major and trace elements for provenance studies of iron-age pottery from the Mngeni river area, South Africa. Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, 17(1), pp. 63-79.

Abstract

Provenance studies of iron-age pottery specimens originating from the Mngeni river area in South Africa was carried out by applying XRF spectrometry. A total of sixteen major and trace elements were analysed in a batch of 107 potsherds, excavated from four different archaeological sites in the aforementioned area. A multivariate statistical programme Correspondence Analysis was used in this study to obtain the relevant clustering patterns according to the similarity of the elemental distributions. Differences and similarities in the clusters obtained for the majors and trace elements are discussed.

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ID Code: 77708
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Times Cited: 23
Punyadeera, C Pillay, AE Jacobson, L Whitelaw, G.--<Go to ISI>://WOS:000078756500006
Keywords: provenance studies, iron-age pottery, Mngeni river area, trace elements, majors, correspondence analysis, clustering patterns and social or trade, interactions
ISSN: 0733-4680
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2014 03:17
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 04:33

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