In this work we present the preliminary results of the analysis of some plaster and mortar samples taken from the site of Taureana (Palmi, RC), an important Bruttii - Roman city. Two different construction phases of the city are investigated and refer to the presence of Bruttii (IV - I B.C.) and Roman (I B.C. - IV A.D.) settlements. The studied materials were collected from different architectonical structures and characterized by means of optical microscopy (OM), SEM/EDS and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses. The study allowed to obtain preliminary interesting information about the evolutions in this chronological lap of production technology of plasters and mortars used in the different architectural structures. Furthermore, the petrographic observations have allowed the provenance of raw materials to be determined.
|Titolo:||Mortars and plasters from the Bruttii - Roman city of Tauriana (Palmi - RC) - preliminary data|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|