Fifty-six sherds of fine ware from Locri Epizephiri were analysed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICPOES) and flame emission spectroscopy (FES). The sherds had been excavated on the archaeological areas of Marasà Sud, Centocamere and San Cono, and represent local and imported products from the seventh to the second century BC. The samples were dissolved by fusion with lithium metaborate and analysed for nine elements (Al, Fe, Ca, Mg, Ti, Mn, Sr, Ba and Cr) by ICPOES, while Na and K were determined by FES. The analytical data were subjected to hierarchical agglomerative clustering and principal components analysis to classify the sherds into compositional groups. The results obtained indicated that Corinthian, Attic and Ionian products or imitations may be classified in a few separate groups, while most local products are found in a unique, large group.
Fine ware from Locri Epizephiri: a provenance study by inductively coupled plasma emission spectroscopy / P. Mirti; A. Casoli; M. Barra Bagnasco; M. C. Preacco Ancona. - In: ARCHAEOMETRY. - ISSN 0003-813X. - (1995). [10.1111/j.1475-4754.1995.tb00726.]
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