In the frame of the German-Hungarian DAAD-MÖB project (2009-2010 'Long distance trade in Neolithic pottery') elemental and phase analysis of incrustation material on selected Bükk pottery samples were performed. To investigate these small, thin parts of pottery non-destructive, high-resolution methods like μ-XRF, μ-XRD, μ-Raman and the quasi-destructive μ-ATR-FTIR were applied. The incrustation material proved to be disordered, probably heat treated (X-ray amorphous) kaolinite together with quartz and feldspar. No bone grit was detected. In the yellow and pink-yellow incrusted decorations, beside kaolinite and quartz, goethite was identified, while the red coloration proved to be due to hematite. In some cases traces of gypsum were also detected. The obtained results contributed to creating the 'fingerprint' of the B̈kk pottery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Investigation of the incrustation on Bükk pottery by means of microanalytical techniques|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2010|
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