Provenance Studies of Pottery and Granite Columns in Troia

  • Muharrem Satır
  • Judit Zöldföldi
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

The Bronze Age pottery of Troia has been characterised with geochemical and mineralogical methods in order to constrain the provenance of imported pottery wares. Determination of the chemical composition of pottery and local sediments enabled the establishment of several groups for the local Troian pottery production. Chemical and isotopic compositions indicate that Mycenaean pottery had been imported.

The geological, geochemical, isotopic and mineralogical characteristics of the Kestanbol Intrusion near Ezine is documented in the second part. The use of this igneous rock as construction material all around the Mediterranean Sea in ancient times underlines its importance for archaeological investigations.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Muharrem Satır
    • 1
  • Judit Zöldföldi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

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