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Title: Chemical analysis of archaeologically important samples from waterlogged, temperate and arid environments
Author: Marshall, Lisa-Jane R.
Awarding Body: Reading University
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2006
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The overall aim of this project was to integrate chemical and archaeological techniques by the study of a number of specific individual cases from temperate, semi-arid and waterlogged sites. Samples taken from a Roman road profile at the temperate site of Silchester were found to be composed of chert and kaolinite. No phosphate, an indicator for human/animal activity was identified. Analysis of the metal content of the road samples showed high levels of iron in all layers with the highest percentage found in the orange layer. The iron may be present as an iron silicate which is found around areas where metalworking (especially ironworking) took place.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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