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Lead isotopic analysis for the identification of Late Bronze Age pottery from Hala Sultan Tekke (Cyprus)
Renson, Virginie [> >]
Coenaerts, J. [> >]
Nys, K. [> >]
Mattielli, N. [> >]
Vanhaecke, F. [> >]
Fagel, Nathalie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géologie > Argiles, géochimie et environnements sédimentaires >]
Claeys, Ph. [> >]
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[en] Archeometry ; Lead isotopes ; sources ; geochemistry
[en] Lead isotopic compositions were measured for 65 sherds from five pottery wares (Plain White,
Coarse, Canaanite, White Slip and Base-ring) excavated from the Late Bronze Age site of Hala
Sultan Tekke (Cyprus). The elemental composition and isotopic signature of the sherds were
compared with those of 65 clay samples collected in south-east Cyprus, mainly in the surroundings
(<20 km) of Hala Sultan Tekke. This work shows the effectiveness of using lead
isotopic analysis in provenance studies, along with other analytical techniques, such as X-ray
diffraction (XRD) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with an energy
dispersive X-ray detection (EDX) facility, to identify the composition of pottery wares and the
clay sources used for pottery ware production.

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