Archaeometric Investigations of Terra-Cotta Sarcophages from the Excavations at Ainos (Enez) Turkey: An EDXRF Study


Akyuz S., Akyuz T., Kurap G., Basaran S., Ucar-Cakan B. , Kocabas I.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, cilt.23, ss.3235-3239, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3235-3239

Özet

In this study 11 clazomenian type sargophagi, found in ancient Ainos, one of the important archaeological site of Turkey, were investigated by EDXRF spectroscopy. The elemental composition of the painted parts and body samples of the sarcophagi were determined and the pigments used in the decorated parts were identified. Chemometric treatment of the XRF data was performed and principle component analysis revealed presence of 3 distinct groups.