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Pigment Analysis in Bronze Age Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Painted Plaster by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

By Ann Brysbaert, Krystalia Melessanaki and Demetrios Anglos

Abstract

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) was used in the examination of Bronze Age painted plaster samples from several sites in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean. The elemental content of paint materials was determined in most cases leading to the identification of the pigment used in agreement with data from analyses of the same samples with other established techniques. The analyses demonstrate that a virtually non-destructive technique such as LIBS provides sufficient data for the elemental characterisation of painting materials while in parallel has the capability for routine, rapid analysis of archaeological objects enabling the quick characterisation or screening of different types of artefacts. This certainly shows an important way forward in technological studies of fragile and scarce archaeological material

Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.jas.2005.11.016
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/3251
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