Thermoluminescence dating ceramics

26-Feb-2018 05:46

The data which consisted of the concentration of fourteen chemical elements have been treated statistically using two methods, cluster and factor analysis, to establish a categorization of the ceramics raw material source from Tel Jamous archaeological site.

The chemical groups are assumed to present sources which could present the use of local material or production workshops.

The chemical composition of the made ceramics is unique and related to sources identification of provenance [3–5], from which they were fashioned.

In order to classify ceramics, we need to determine the chemical composition of a large number of samples and they should be from a single site and from a single period.

Four samples (samples J-A, J-B, J-C, and J-D) were chosen randomly among the 51 samples from Tel Jamous site, to be analyzed by thermoluminescence for age determination.

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Thermoluminescence (TL) dating and multivariate statistical methods based on radioisotope X-ray fluorescence analysis have been utilized to date and classify Syrian archaeological ceramics fragment from Tel Jamous site.

We have selected four fragments from Tel Jamous site to determinate their age using thermoluminescence (TL) method; the results revealed that the date assigned by archaeologists was good.

An annular Cd radioactive source was used to irradiate the samples in order to determine their chemical composition and the results were treated statistically using two methods, cluster and factor analysis.

Four samples (samples J-A, J-B, J-C, and J-D) were chosen randomly among the 51 samples from Tel Jamous site, to be analyzed by thermoluminescence for age determination. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.Thermoluminescence (TL) dating and multivariate statistical methods based on radioisotope X-ray fluorescence analysis have been utilized to date and classify Syrian archaeological ceramics fragment from Tel Jamous site.We have selected four fragments from Tel Jamous site to determinate their age using thermoluminescence (TL) method; the results revealed that the date assigned by archaeologists was good.An annular Cd radioactive source was used to irradiate the samples in order to determine their chemical composition and the results were treated statistically using two methods, cluster and factor analysis.The obtained powders were dried at 105°C for 24 hours; after that the powders were converted into pellets with a hydraulic press [16].