Thermoluminescence dating ceramics pros and cons of dating married men

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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.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 classification of ceramics based on typology is one of useful methods, but only when applied to whole or reconstructed objects [1, 2].Alpha spectrometry system was used to determine uranium and thorium while atomic absorption spectrometry was used to determine the radioactive element potassium.The sherds were ground, after removal of the surface deposit, using an agate mortar; this step is important to have good homogeneity of the analyzed sherds.The measurements were performed using RISØ TL/OSL reader model DA-20 at atomic energy commission of Syria.The additive dose procedure was used to determine the absorbed dose [15].

The classification of ceramics based on typology is one of useful methods, but only when applied to whole or reconstructed objects [1, 2].Alpha spectrometry system was used to determine uranium and thorium while atomic absorption spectrometry was used to determine the radioactive element potassium.The sherds were ground, after removal of the surface deposit, using an agate mortar; this step is important to have good homogeneity of the analyzed sherds.The measurements were performed using RISØ TL/OSL reader model DA-20 at atomic energy commission of Syria.The additive dose procedure was used to determine the absorbed dose [15].In the present study we appliedthermoluminescence (TL) dating for the age determination of ceramics sherds.