Grain size analyses in tin-lead glazes based on 2d-sections

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dc.contributor Universitat de Girona. Departament d'Informàtica i Matemàtica Aplicada Schwedt, A. Buxeda i Garrigós, Jaume Madrid Fernández, Marisol
dc.contributor.editor Mateu i Figueras, Glòria
dc.contributor.editor Barceló i Vidal, Carles 2005-10
dc.identifier.citation Schwedt, A.; Buxeda i Garrigós, J.; Madrid Fernández, M. 'Grain size analyses in tin-lead glazes based on 2d-sections' a CODAWORK’05. Girona: La Universitat, 2005 [consulta: 6 maig 2008]. Necessita Adobe Acrobat. Disponible a Internet a:
dc.identifier.isbn 84-8458-222-1
dc.description.abstract A problem in the archaeometric classification of Catalan Renaissance pottery is the fact, that the clay supply of the pottery workshops was centrally organized by guilds, and therefore usually all potters of a single production centre produced chemically similar ceramics. However, analysing the glazes of the ware usually a large number of inclusions in the glaze is found, which reveal technological differences between single workshops. These inclusions have been used by the potters in order to opacify the transparent glaze and to achieve a white background for further decoration. In order to distinguish different technological preparation procedures of the single workshops, at a Scanning Electron Microscope the chemical composition of those inclusions as well as their size in the two-dimensional cut is recorded. Based on the latter, a frequency distribution of the apparent diameters is estimated for each sample and type of inclusion. Following an approach by S.D. Wicksell (1925), it is principally possible to transform the distributions of the apparent 2D-diameters back to those of the true three-dimensional bodies. The applicability of this approach and its practical problems are examined using different ways of kernel density estimation and Monte-Carlo tests of the methodology. Finally, it is tested in how far the obtained frequency distributions can be used to classify the pottery
dc.description.sponsorship Geologische Vereinigung; Institut d’Estadística de Catalunya; International Association for Mathematical Geology; Patronat de l’Escola Politècnica Superior de la Universitat de Girona; Fundació privada: Girona, Universitat i Futur; Càtedra Lluís Santaló d’Aplicacions de la Matemàtica; Consell Social de la Universitat de Girona; Ministerio de Ciencia i Tecnología.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universitat de Girona. Departament d’Informàtica i Matemàtica Aplicada
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dc.subject Arqueometria
dc.title Grain size analyses in tin-lead glazes based on 2d-sections
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