Investigation of Islamic ceramics from Tell Tuneinir using X‐ray diffraction

@inproceedings{Eiland2001InvestigationOI,
  title={Investigation of Islamic ceramics from Tell Tuneinir using X‐ray diffraction},
  author={Murray Lee Eiland and Q. Williams},
  year={2001}
}
In this study, X-ray diffraction (XRD) is applied to select ceramics, particularly dating to the Ayyoubid (A.D. 1174–1250) period from Tell Tuneinir in Syria. Because XRD has not been commonly applied to archaeological ceramics, a thorough background of the technique is given, with emphasis on quantitative measurements of quartz and calcite tempers. Several compositional groups based on raw materials and firing conditions emerge. While most ceramic samples are of local manufacture, Islamic… CONTINUE READING