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The composition of the soda-rich and mixed alkali plant ashes used in the production of glass

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Soda-rich plant ashes have been used in the Near East and Egypt in the production of glass and faience from the 4th millennium BC onwards, and mixed alkali plant ashes have been similarly used in western Europe during the 2nd and first half of the 1st millennia BC. In the production of these ashes, the plants of interest are salt resistant, halophytic plants of the Chenopodiaceae family, growing in coastal, salt marsh and desert regions. A primary criterion in selecting ashes for glass and fa...

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10.1016/j.jas.2006.01.004

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Shortland, A More by this author
Maniatis, Y More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Journal:
JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Volume:
33
Issue:
9
Pages:
1284-1292
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1095-9238
ISSN:
0305-4403
URN:
uuid:9b937685-2a90-4420-9d88-46aab9ee34da
Source identifiers:
40023
Local pid:
pubs:40023

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