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See detailSelection and heating of colouring materials in Mousterian level of es-Skhul (ca. 100 000 years B.P., Mount Carmel, Israel)
Salomon, Hélène ULg; Vignaud, Colette; Coquinot, Yvan et al

in Archaeometry (2012), 54(4), 698722

The transformation of yellow goethite into red hematite by heating has long been assumed for Palaeolithic red artefacts excavated close to fireplaces. However, this transformation is extremely rare. Using ... [more ▼]

The transformation of yellow goethite into red hematite by heating has long been assumed for Palaeolithic red artefacts excavated close to fireplaces. However, this transformation is extremely rare. Using SEM–FEG–EDX, PIXE–PIGE, TEM and mXRD, we characterized the mineralogical and chemical compositions of four microsamples of colouring materials from the Mousterian layer B in the es-Skhul rock-shelter, from about 100 kya ago. For some colouring materials, the Mousterian people of es-Skhul chose to gather remote yellow lumps for heating. Their significant transport distance provides evidence of the possible high cultural value of these colouring materials for transformation into red pigments. [less ▲]

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See detailIron oxide-rich rocks in Palaeolithic context: Middle Stone Age of Africa and Late Mousterian in France
Salomon, Hélène ULg; Coquinot, Yvan

Scientific conference (2012)

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See detailNon-destructive provenance differentiation of prehistoric pigments by external PIXE
Beck, Lucile; Salomon, Hélène ULg; Lahlil, Sophia et al

in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (2012), 273

The elemental analysis of minerals/rocks has been often used for the determination of their geological origin. When these natural rocks were exploited by prehistoric civilizations as objects, weapons, or ... [more ▼]

The elemental analysis of minerals/rocks has been often used for the determination of their geological origin. When these natural rocks were exploited by prehistoric civilizations as objects, weapons, or pigments, the composition of the minerals can provide information on the mobility, the exchanges and the interaction between groups of population. In this paper, we will present results obtained from archaeological samples of prehistoric pigments, mainly iron and manganese oxides. PIXE analysis has been applied to samples of the prehistoric cave “La grotte du Renne” in previous termArcynext term-previous termsurnext term-previous termCurenext term, France (Chatelperronian, 38,000–34,000 BP). Because most of the archaeological objects are decorated or display some use marks, it is not possible to take samples. Consequently, we have used a non-destructive technique thanks to the external beam of AGLAE (C2RMF, Paris). In order to improve the limits of detection (LOD less than 10 ppm from Cu to Sb), a metal absorber has been placed on the X-ray detector to preferentially filter the Fe–K or Mn–K lines. Based on the quantitative analysis of major and trace elements, we have obtained groups of compositions corresponding to different geological sources. We demonstrate in this study that it is possible to extend PIXE analysis to the characterization of prehistoric pigments such as iron and manganese oxides for differentiating potential sources of pigments in archaeological contexts. [less ▲]

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See detailCaractérisation et vieillissement accéléré de pigments de bleu de Prusse synthétisés selon les méthodes de préparation anciennes et modernes
Samain, Louise ULg; Lauricella, Melina; Silversmit, Geert et al

Conference (2011, April 11)

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See detailFading of modern Prussian blue pigments in linseed oil medium
Samain, Louise ULg; Silversmit, Geert; Sanyova, Jana et al

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See detailEtude d'art mobilier en laboratoire par des techniques non destructives : analyse par faisceau d'ions et micro-diffraction pour caractériser les pigments préhistoriques et identifier leurs origines. Exemples de l'abri Pataud (Dordogne) et d'Arcy- sur-Cure (Yonne)
Beck, Lucile; Grégoire, Sylvain; Lebon, Matthieu et al

Conference (2011)

Les pigments préhistoriques sont formés à partir de composés naturels tels les d’oxydes de fer ou les oxydes de manganèse. Ils ont été collectés par les hommes préhistoriques dans leur environnement ... [more ▼]

Les pigments préhistoriques sont formés à partir de composés naturels tels les d’oxydes de fer ou les oxydes de manganèse. Ils ont été collectés par les hommes préhistoriques dans leur environnement proche ou parfois à de grandes distances. Connaître leur provenance géographique, ou à défaut établir des relations entre matière première retrouvée en fouille et objets archéologiques décorés, pourraient permettre de retracer la mobilité des populations et d’appréhender les choix techniques opérés ou la mise en place des décors.Ces relations et provenances peuvent être établies à partir de la composition chimique des matériaux employés. Il a été notamment démontré, que pour les obsidiennes ou les minéraux précieux tels les grenats ou les rubis, la nature et la concentration des éléments traces sont caractéristiques des milieux géologiques dans lesquels ils ont été formés. Dans le cadre de Madapca, la même démarche a été appliquée aux pigments préhistoriques. Elle s’appuie principalement sur la méthode d’analyse non destructive PIXE (Particule Induced X-ray Emission) et a été développée pour des pigments provenant des sites d’Arcy sur Cure (Châtelperronien, 32 000 BP) et de l’Abri Pataud (niveau Proto-Magdalénien, 22 000 BP). L’analyse élémentaire des éléments majeurs, mineurs et traces a permis de mettre en évidence des groupes de pigments de composition distincte au sein des niveaux archéologiques étudiés, et donc l’utilisation de sources de matière premières différentes. Dans le cas de l’Abri Pataud (Dordogne), il a été possible d’établir des correspondances entre la composition chimique des blocs de matière première composés d’oxydes de fer et celle des décors peints sur des éléments mobiliers ou sur les écailles ornées provenant de l’effondrement du plafond de l’abri. Dans le cas d’Arcy-sur-Cure (Yonne), nous avons pu montrer que la teneur en éléments traces variaient en fonction de la provenance des blocs de pigments rouges et noirs, trouvés en nombre dans la grotte du Renne. Cette étude démontre l’intérêt des techniques de spectrométrie X pour la différentiation des matériaux colorants utilisés en contexte préhistorique. [less ▲]

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See detailL'origine des hématites oolithiques exploitées durant la Préhistoire récente. Objectifs et méthodes d'un PCR
BILLARD, Cyrille; SAVARY; GOEMAERE, Eric et al

Poster (2011)

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See detailSélection et traitement thermique de matériaux colorants rouges sur le site moustérien es-Skhul (ca. 100 000 B.P., Israël)
Salomon, Hélène ULg; Vignaud, Colette; d'Errico, Francesco et al

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See detailCaractérisation des pigments préhistoriques par analyse PIXE
Lebon, Matthieu; Beck, Lucile; Lahlil, Sophia et al

Poster (2011)

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See detailAnalyse des pigments des dessins pariétaux de la grotte Chauvet à Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Laval, Eric; Salomon, Hélène ULg; Vignaud, Colette et al

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See detailFading of modern Prussian blue pigments in linseed oil medium
Samain, Louise ULg; Silversmit, Geert; Sanyova, Jana et al

in Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry [=JAAS] (2011), 26(5), 930

The fading of modern laboratory-synthesized and commercial Prussian blue, iron(III) hexacyanoferrate(II), based pigments in a linseed oil medium during exposure to light has been investigated. The ... [more ▼]

The fading of modern laboratory-synthesized and commercial Prussian blue, iron(III) hexacyanoferrate(II), based pigments in a linseed oil medium during exposure to light has been investigated. The Prussian blue pigments were painted from linseed oil, as a pure pigment and mixed with white lead, (PbCO3)2Pb(OH)2, zinc white, ZnO, or titanium white, TiO2, pigment. The samples were subjected to accelerated ageing for 800 hours and the light fastness of the Prussian blue pigment was evaluated by reference to blue wool standards. Pure Prussian blue is extremely light fast whilst it strongly fades when mixed with a white pigment, especially with lead white or zinc oxide. The painted samples were studied by UV-visible, iron K-edge X-ray absorption, iron-57 transmission Mössbauer, and attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy. X-ray absorption results reveal a decrease in the iron coordination number in aged samples in the presence of white pigment. The Mössbauer spectra of the pure Prussian blue and the unaged and aged mixtures of Prussian blue and lead white or zinc oxide at 1:100 and 1:10 dilution ratios, respectively, indicate the presence of iron(II) and iron(III) in a ratio close to one as expected for the bulk stoichiometric KFeIII[FeII(CN)6]; no change in the spectral parameters was observed upon ageing. Combined with the X-ray near edge absorption and infrared studies, these results suggest reduction of the surface iron ions in the Prussian blue with ageing upon exposure to light. [less ▲]

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See detailPrehistoric art analysis, from the laboratory to in-situ measurement
Beck, Lucile; Menu, Michel; Laval, Eric et al

Scientific conference (2010)

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