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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2013)
FT-IR spectroscopic studies of Ancient Pottery from Kaveripakkam, Vellore Dist, Tamilnadu, India


Author(s): A. Naseerutheen, R. Ravisankar, A. Rajalakshmi, G. Raja Annamalai, A. Chandrasekaran

Abstract: Technical examination of art works plays an essential role in providing historical, artistic and technical information. It is important in furthering the understanding of our cultural heritage, notably in connection with the restoration, conservation, dating and authentication of artefacts. FT-IR spectroscopy is a powerful tool for assessing both mineralogical composition and to estimate the firing temperature of the archaeological pottery shreds. This paper discusses the mineral and firing temperature analysis of potsherds from kaveripakkam, Vellore dist, Tamilnadu, India. From the analysis, the sample was fired above 750 ºC during manufacturing.

the ancient potteries of Kaveripakkam
Fig. 1: the ancient potteries of Kaveripakkam

the typical FT-IR spectrum of potteries
Fig. 2: the typical FT-IR spectrum of potteries

Re-fired FT-IR spectrums of ancient potteries of Keveripakkam,Tamilnadu
Fig. 3: Re-fired FT-IR spectrums of ancient potteries of Keveripakkam,Tamilnadu

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A. Naseerutheen, R. Ravisankar, A. Rajalakshmi, G. Raja Annamalai, A. Chandrasekaran. FT-IR spectroscopic studies of Ancient Pottery from Kaveripakkam, Vellore Dist, Tamilnadu, India. Int J Chem Stud 2013;1(4):45-49.
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