Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 38/2016

Chemical characterization of Roman glasses from archaeological site of Torvajanica (Rome) by LA-ICP-MS and SEM-EDX methods

Raffaella Santoro (a), Domenico De Presbiteris (b) & Donatella Barca (a)
(a) Dip. di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra Università della Calabria ? 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Cs) ? Italy. Corresponding author e-mail: (b) Dip. di Studi Umanistici, sez Archeologia, Università della Calabria ? 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Cs) ? Italy.

Volume: 38/2016
Pages: 97-99


This work reports results of the chemical characterization of twenty-three samples of Roman glass fragments found during excavations in the archaeological site of Torvajanica (Rome - Italy). The samples were studied by scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDX) and Laser Ablation Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), with the aim to determine major and trace elements concentrations. The chemical characterization allowed to obtain information on the technology of glass-making.


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