A study, by fire-assay and ICP-MS, of the distribution of rhodium, platinum, and gold in iron-age pottery
Pillay, A.E. & Punyadeera, C. (2001) A study, by fire-assay and ICP-MS, of the distribution of rhodium, platinum, and gold in iron-age pottery. Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, 19(2), pp. 243-250.
Forty-six archaeological specimens were treated by fire-assay and subsequently analysed by ICP-MS for selected precious metals: Ph, Pt and Au. The investigation was prompted by the possibility that archaeological samples could serve as "indicators" of the precious metal composition of the clays from the excavated sites. Therefore, the experimentally obtained concentrations were carefully studied to determine if there were anomalous levels of these precious metals in the deposits from which the specimens originated. Furthermore, the analytical data were used to establish if it was feasible to distinguish ancient potsherds based on precious metal concentrations, for employment as a basis in provenance studies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||<Go to ISI>://WOS:000169919700006|
|Keywords:||fire-assay, ICP-MS, precious metals, iron-age pottery|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Deposited On:||21 Oct 2014 04:26|
|Last Modified:||21 Oct 2014 04:26|
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