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Contribution of physical and chemical methods in archaeology


This interdisciplinary project aims to characterize and to determine raw material sources of ceramic fragments from archaeological sites located in different regions of the country (Pantanal Sul-Matogrossense, Xingó e Amazônia Central). This characterization will be done through chemical and physics techniques. Ceramic samples of different profiles and ceramic sources close to the sites will be analyzed. The ceramic temporal horizon will be verified through thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) techniques. The results will be studied by means of multivariate statistical method, such as cluster analysis, principal component analysis, Mahalanobis distance, correspondence analysis, kernel density, geostatistic and neural network. By means of chemical composition it will be possible to verify the similarity/dissimilarity of the raw material used in the ceramics as well as to identify their production centers. (AU)

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NUNES, K. P.; TOYOTA, R. G.; OLIVEIRA, P. M. S.; NEVES, E. G.; SOARES, E. A. A.; MUNITA, C. S.. Preliminary Compositional Evidence of Provenance of Ceramics from Hatahara Archaeological Site, Central Amazonia. JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, . (06/57343-3)
NUNES, K. P.; MUNITA, C. S.; VASCONCELLOS, M. B. A.; OLIVEIRA, P. M. S.; CROCI, C. A.; FALEIROS, F. M.. Characterization of soil samples according to their metal content. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, v. 281, n. 3, p. 359-363, . (06/57343-3)

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