Geochemical characterization of clay deposits in the Amuq Valley (Southern Turkey) and the implications for archaeometric study of ancient ceramics


GUTSUZ P., KIBAROGLU M., Sunal G. , HACIOSMANOGLU S.

APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, vol.141, pp.316-333, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clay.2017.03.004
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.316-333

Abstract

Clay-rich deposits of the Amuq Valley (Southern Turkey) were investigated using chemical methods to explore compositional characteristics of the clays within the valley and for distinguish chemical groups that can be used as reference materials in archaeometric studies of the ancient ceramic materials in this region. A total of 63 clay samples were collected from different spots throughout the valley and analyzed by X-ray fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques.