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. and Jacobson, L. (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: 63-79.

Author Punyadeera, C.
Jacobson, L.
Title 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 name Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-4680
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 79
Total pages 17
Publisher Marcel Dekker
Language eng
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.
Keyword provenance studies
iron-age pottery
Mngeni river area
trace elements
majors
correspondence analysis
clustering patterns and social or trade interactions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
 
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