Late Roman glass from the 'Great Temple' at Petra and Khirbet Et-Tannur, Jordan: technology and provenance

Schibille, N, Degryse, P, O'Hea, M, Izmer, A, Vanhaecke, F and McKenzie, J (2012) Late Roman glass from the 'Great Temple' at Petra and Khirbet Et-Tannur, Jordan: technology and provenance. Archaeometry, 54 (6). pp. 997-1022. ISSN 0003-813X

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Abstract

Forty-seven window and vessel glasses from the ‘Great Temple’ at Petra (Jordan), dating to the first/second and fourth centuries CE, were analysed by EPMA for major and minor elements. A subset of 29 samples from Petra and 15 samples from Khirbet et-Tannur were additionally analysed for trace elements, using LA–ICP–MS. Six compositional groups were identified on the basis of the presence of decolouring agents. The majority of the glasses derive ultimately from the Levantine coast, but most of the groups show evidence for highly selective recycling. The observed differences between the two sites could be related to different chronological ranges, functions, relative wealth and trade connections.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Depositing User: Nadine Schibille
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 09:35
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 09:35
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43174
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