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Production technology of Nabataean painted pottery compared with that of Roman terra sigillata

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The Nabataeans, who founded the city of Petra (southern Jordan) in the late first millennium BCE, are noted for the production of a distinctive very fine pottery with painted decoration and a wall thickness sometimes as little as 1.5. mm; this pottery appears largely locally made and not widely circulated. Using a combination of OM, SEM with attached EDS, surface XRF, and XRD, it is shown that the Nabataean fine pottery bodies were produced using semi-calcareous clays which were fired to temp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6835-4441
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Journal website
Volume:
21
Pages:
1073-1078
Publication date:
2016-09-30
Acceptance date:
2016-09-23
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ISSN:
2352-409X
Pubs id:
pubs:942302
URN:
uri:be306181-d485-406e-b104-3002114b7e6c
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uuid:be306181-d485-406e-b104-3002114b7e6c
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pubs:942302

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