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White veined marble from Roman Ammaia (Portugal): provenance and use

Devi Taelman UGent, Marlina Elburg UGent, Ingrid Smet UGent, Paul De Paepe UGent, Frank Vanhaecke UGent and Frank Vermeulen UGent (2013) ARCHAEOMETRY. 55(3). p.370-390
abstract
A multimethod approach using petrography and strontium (Sr) isotopic analysis was applied to determine the geological source of 17 marble artefacts from the Roman town of Ammaia (Portugal). All samples are calcitic, with dolomite, quartz and muscovite as accessory minerals. The marbles are characteristically medium-grained with a maximum grain size (MGS) between 0.98 mm and 1.82 mm, have a heteroblastic texture, and have curved to embayed calcite grain boundaries. 87Sr/86Sr values of marble leachates range from 0.708488 to 0.708639. Comparison with Hispanic and Mediterranean marbles suggests the Estremoz Anticline as the most likely source for the Ammaia marble, especially for architectural marble. This hypothesis is supported by the geographical proximity of the Estremoz marble district and the long and expensive overland transport required for other marbles to reach Ammaia.
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NISA-ALBUQUERQUE, PORTUGAL, STRONTIUM ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS, AMMAIA, WHITE MARBLE, ROMAN, PETROGRAPHY, MARBLE USE, PROVENANCE, SW IBERIA, GEOCHEMISTRY, BATHOLITH, ARTIFACTS, DATABASE, RATIOS, GREEK
journal title
ARCHAEOMETRY
Archaeometry
volume
55
issue
3
pages
370 - 390
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000317002600002
JCR category
GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
1.328 (2013)
JCR rank
104/174 (2013)
JCR quartile
3 (2013)
ISSN
0003-813X
DOI
10.1111/j.1475-4754.2012.00691.x
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2132412
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2132412
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2012-06-05 10:28:16
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2015-06-17 10:04:30
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  abstract     = {A multimethod approach using petrography and strontium (Sr) isotopic analysis was applied to determine the geological source of 17 marble artefacts from the Roman town of Ammaia (Portugal). All samples are calcitic, with dolomite, quartz and muscovite as accessory minerals. The marbles are characteristically medium-grained with a maximum grain size (MGS) between 0.98 mm and 1.82 mm, have a heteroblastic texture, and have curved to embayed calcite grain boundaries. 87Sr/86Sr values of marble leachates range from 0.708488 to 0.708639. Comparison with Hispanic and Mediterranean marbles suggests the Estremoz Anticline as the most likely source for the Ammaia marble, especially for architectural marble. This hypothesis is supported by the geographical proximity of the Estremoz marble district and the long and expensive overland transport required for other marbles to reach Ammaia.},
  author       = {Taelman, Devi and Elburg, Marlina and Smet, Ingrid and De Paepe, Paul and Vanhaecke, Frank and Vermeulen, Frank},
  issn         = {0003-813X},
  journal      = {ARCHAEOMETRY},
  keyword      = {NISA-ALBUQUERQUE,PORTUGAL,STRONTIUM ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS,AMMAIA,WHITE MARBLE,ROMAN,PETROGRAPHY,MARBLE USE,PROVENANCE,SW IBERIA,GEOCHEMISTRY,BATHOLITH,ARTIFACTS,DATABASE,RATIOS,GREEK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {370--390},
  title        = {White veined marble from Roman Ammaia (Portugal): provenance and use},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2012.00691.x},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Taelman, Devi, Marlina Elburg, Ingrid Smet, Paul De Paepe, Frank Vanhaecke, and Frank Vermeulen. 2013. “White Veined Marble from Roman Ammaia (Portugal): Provenance and Use.” Archaeometry 55 (3): 370–390.
APA
Taelman, Devi, Elburg, M., Smet, I., De Paepe, P., Vanhaecke, F., & Vermeulen, F. (2013). White veined marble from Roman Ammaia (Portugal): provenance and use. ARCHAEOMETRY, 55(3), 370–390.
Vancouver
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Taelman D, Elburg M, Smet I, De Paepe P, Vanhaecke F, Vermeulen F. White veined marble from Roman Ammaia (Portugal): provenance and use. ARCHAEOMETRY. 2013;55(3):370–90.
MLA
Taelman, Devi, Marlina Elburg, Ingrid Smet, et al. “White Veined Marble from Roman Ammaia (Portugal): Provenance and Use.” ARCHAEOMETRY 55.3 (2013): 370–390. Print.