Potential of Sr isotopic analysis in ceramic provenance studies: Characterisation of Chinese stonewares

Li, Bao-Ping, Zhao, Jian-Xin, Greig, Alan, Collerson, Kenneth, Zhuo, Zhen-Xi and Feng,Yue-Xin (2005) Potential of Sr isotopic analysis in ceramic provenance studies: Characterisation of Chinese stonewares. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section B-beam Interactions With Materials And Atoms, 240 3: 726-732. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2005.06.003


Author Li, Bao-Ping
Zhao, Jian-Xin
Greig, Alan
Collerson, Kenneth
Zhuo, Zhen-Xi
Feng,Yue-Xin
Title Potential of Sr isotopic analysis in ceramic provenance studies: Characterisation of Chinese stonewares
Journal name Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section B-beam Interactions With Materials And Atoms   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0168-583X
Publication date 2005-01-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nimb.2005.06.003
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 240
Issue 3
Start page 726
End page 732
Total pages 7
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier Science BV
Language eng
Subject C1
260301 Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry
430207 Archaeological Science
780104 Earth sciences
Abstract We compare the trace element and Sr isotopic compositions of stoneware bodies made in Yaozhou and Jizhou to characterise these Chinese archaeological ceramics and examine the potential of Sr isotopes in provenance studies. Element concentrations determined by ICP-MS achieve distinct characterisation for Jizhou samples due to their restricted variation, yet had limited success with Yaozhou wares because of their large variability. In contrast, Sr-87/Sr-86 ratios in Yaozhou samples have a very small variation and are all significantly lower than those of Jizhou samples, which show a large variation and cannot be well characterised with Sr isotopes. Geochemical interpretation reveals that Sr-87/Sr-86 ratios will have greater potential to characterise ceramics made of low Rb/Sr materials such as kaolin clay, yet will show larger variations in ceramics made of high Rb/Sr materials such as porcelain stone. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Instruments & Instrumentation
Nuclear Science & Technology
Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
Physics, Nuclear
Tims
Sr Isotopic Ratio
Icp-ms
Trace Elements
Chinese Archaeological Ceramics
Provenance
Trace-element Analysis
Pixe
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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