Raman microprobe analysis of stucco samples from the buildings of Maya classic Copan
Goodall, Rosemary A., Hall, Jay , Edwards, Howell G. M. , Sharer, Robert , Viel, Rene , & Fredericks, Peter M. (2007) Raman microprobe analysis of stucco samples from the buildings of Maya classic Copan. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34(4), pp. 666-673.
Micro-Raman spectroscopy has been applied to painted stucco samples from three buildings at the Maya site of Copan, Honduras. The buildings, Clavel (AD 450-550), Ani (AD550-650) and Temple 22 (AD730,) date from three phases of the Classic Period (AD400-820) acropolis construction. The red pigment has been identified as hematite and the stucco as a mixture of calcite particles dispersed throughout a calcite based lime wash stucco. The physical structure of the stucco changed through time indicating a refining of production techniques over this period. By combining Micro-Raman spectroscopy with other micro-ATR infrared spectroscopy and environmental scanning electron microscopy a detailed investigation of the materials and production techniques used to decorate these buildings has been made. Differences in the mineralogy of the red pigment used on each building indicate a different geological pigment source for each period.
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Raman microscopy, pigments, stucco, archaeology, Copan, Maya|
|Subjects:||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|
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||10 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:32|
Repository Staff Only: item control page