Reference : Discovery and characterization of an unknown blue-green Maya pigment: Veszelyite
Scientific journals : Article
Arts & humanities : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/14163
Discovery and characterization of an unknown blue-green Maya pigment: Veszelyite
English
Moreno, R Garcia [Université de Liège - ULG > > >Centre Européen d'Archéométrie > > >]
Mathis, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > Centre européen en archéométrie >]
Mazel, V. [> > > >]
Dubus, Michel [> > > >]
Calligaro, Thomas [> > > >]
Strivay, David mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de physique > Physique nucléaire, atomique et spectroscopie >]
2008
Archaeometry
50
4
658-667
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0003-813X
[en] Blue-green mosaic and polychrome masks and funerary offerings from the royal tombs of Calakmul, Mexico, were analysed by scanning electron microscope equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE). This led to the first identification of the use of veszelyite, a rare hydrated copper-zinc phosphate, as green pigment. Analyses of a geological sample of this mineral have been done to confirm the characterization of this Mayan pigment, which might help determine pre-Columbian trade routes of precious and luxury objects in the ancient Maya Classic period (ad 250-800).
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/14163
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/34495
10.1111/j.1475-4754.2007.00370.x

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