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dc.contributor.authorMommsen, Hans
dc.contributor.authorBonanno, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorChetcuti Bonavita, Kristian
dc.contributor.authorKakoulli, Ioanna
dc.contributor.authorMusumeci, M.
dc.contributor.authorSagona, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorSchwedt, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorVella, Nicholas C.
dc.contributor.authorZacharias, N.
dc.contributor.editorMaggetti, Marino
dc.contributor.editorMessiga, Bruno
dc.identifier.citationHommsen, H., Bonanno, A., Chectcuti Bonavita, K., Kakoulli, I., Musumeci, M., Sagona, C., Schwedt, A., Vella, Nicholas C., & Zacharias, N. (2006). Characterization of Maltese pottery of the Late Neolithic, Bronze Age and Punic Period by neutron activation analysis. In M. Maggetti, & B. Messiga (Eds.), Geomaterials in cultural heritage (pp. 81-89). London: The Geological Society.en_GB
dc.description.abstractA set of 41 samples from Tas-Silg, Malta, has been analysed by neutron activation. It contained nine ware groups formed by visual examination covering the Late Neolithic, Bronze Age and Punic Periods (c. 3000–218 BC). Despite this diversity and long time range, seven of these ware groups, including the ‘Thermi Ware’, all have a similar chemical composition and, therefore, have been made from the same clay. This points most probably to a local origin. One group from the Punic Period, containing only Bricky Red cooking ware, is chemically separate and represents a second distinct pattern probably assignable to a local production. Five amphora sherds also from the Punic Period, and consisting of a micaceous fabric, all have different chemical characteristics and are probably imports from overseas production sites of unknown location.en_GB
dc.publisherThe Geological Societyen_GB
dc.subjectPottery, Ancient -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectArchaeology -- Methodology -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectArchaeological dating -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectArchaeological chemistry -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleCharacterization of Maltese pottery of the Late Neolithic, Bronze Age and Punic Period by neutron activation analysisen_GB
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