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Gry Hoffmann Barfod

Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru

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Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru. / Eerkens, Jelmer W.; Barfod, Gry; Vaughn, Kevin J.; Williams, P. Ryan; Lesher, Charles E.

I: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, Bind 6, Nr. 3, 09.2014, s. 241-254.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Eerkens, JW, Barfod, G, Vaughn, KJ, Williams, PR & Lesher, CE 2014, 'Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru', Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, bind 6, nr. 3, s. 241-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0151-6

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Eerkens, J. W., Barfod, G., Vaughn, K. J., Williams, P. R., & Lesher, C. E. (2014). Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 6(3), 241-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0151-6

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Eerkens JW, Barfod G, Vaughn KJ, Williams PR, Lesher CE. 2014. Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 6(3):241-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0151-6

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Eerkens, Jelmer W. o.a.. "Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru". Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 2014, 6(3). 241-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0151-6

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Eerkens JW, Barfod G, Vaughn KJ, Williams PR, Lesher CE. Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 2014 sep;6(3):241-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0151-6

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Eerkens, Jelmer W. ; Barfod, Gry ; Vaughn, Kevin J. ; Williams, P. Ryan ; Lesher, Charles E. / Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru. I: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 2014 ; Bind 6, Nr. 3. s. 241-254.

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title = "Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru",
abstract = "The Nasca culture of the south coast of Peru developed during the first millennium ad and is known internationally for its elaborately decorated polychrome pots. Despite decades of iconographic analysis, little is known about the more technological aspects of Nasca pigment production and application. We present results from a pilot study on iron isotopes as a potential line of inquiry into the differences between red and black pigments in Nasca pigments. As well, we conduct a small firing experiment to examine potential changes in isotope composition. Our analyses show three significant results. First, firing does not change the isotopic ratios of Fe in pigments. Second, red and black pigments show differences in their iron isotope composition, which relate to differences in the minerals used to make the different colors. Third, naturally available hematite samples show greater isotopic variation than pigment samples, suggesting that people selected a limited range of iron oxides to produce pigments.",
keywords = "Isotope analysis, Nasca, Hematite, Red and black pigments, Iron oxides, SOUTH-AFRICA, ARCHAEOLOGICAL OCHRES, NATURAL VARIATIONS, MASS-SPECTROMETRY, FRACTIONATION, PROVENANCE, FE, CONCRETIONS, HEMATITE, CULTURES",
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RIS

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T1 - Iron isotope analysis of red and black pigments on pottery in Nasca, Peru

AU - Eerkens, Jelmer W.

AU - Barfod, Gry

AU - Vaughn, Kevin J.

AU - Williams, P. Ryan

AU - Lesher, Charles E.

PY - 2014/9

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N2 - The Nasca culture of the south coast of Peru developed during the first millennium ad and is known internationally for its elaborately decorated polychrome pots. Despite decades of iconographic analysis, little is known about the more technological aspects of Nasca pigment production and application. We present results from a pilot study on iron isotopes as a potential line of inquiry into the differences between red and black pigments in Nasca pigments. As well, we conduct a small firing experiment to examine potential changes in isotope composition. Our analyses show three significant results. First, firing does not change the isotopic ratios of Fe in pigments. Second, red and black pigments show differences in their iron isotope composition, which relate to differences in the minerals used to make the different colors. Third, naturally available hematite samples show greater isotopic variation than pigment samples, suggesting that people selected a limited range of iron oxides to produce pigments.

AB - The Nasca culture of the south coast of Peru developed during the first millennium ad and is known internationally for its elaborately decorated polychrome pots. Despite decades of iconographic analysis, little is known about the more technological aspects of Nasca pigment production and application. We present results from a pilot study on iron isotopes as a potential line of inquiry into the differences between red and black pigments in Nasca pigments. As well, we conduct a small firing experiment to examine potential changes in isotope composition. Our analyses show three significant results. First, firing does not change the isotopic ratios of Fe in pigments. Second, red and black pigments show differences in their iron isotope composition, which relate to differences in the minerals used to make the different colors. Third, naturally available hematite samples show greater isotopic variation than pigment samples, suggesting that people selected a limited range of iron oxides to produce pigments.

KW - Isotope analysis

KW - Nasca

KW - Hematite

KW - Red and black pigments

KW - Iron oxides

KW - SOUTH-AFRICA

KW - ARCHAEOLOGICAL OCHRES

KW - NATURAL VARIATIONS

KW - MASS-SPECTROMETRY

KW - FRACTIONATION

KW - PROVENANCE

KW - FE

KW - CONCRETIONS

KW - HEMATITE

KW - CULTURES

U2 - 10.1007/s12520-013-0151-6

DO - 10.1007/s12520-013-0151-6

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VL - 6

SP - 241

EP - 254

JO - Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

JF - Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

SN - 1866-9557

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