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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2014)
Characteristic Analysis of Archaeological Pottery Recently Excavated from the Site Mayiladumparai, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, India by Analytical Techniques.


Author(s): K.Veeramuthu, S. Chandra Sekar, D.Saravanan

Abstract: Archaeology has been called ‘the science of the artefact’ and nothing demonstrates this point better than the current interest displayed in provenance studies of archaeological objects. From the Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR) of the pottery samples of firing temperature and chemical composition have been determined. XRD study has been attempted on the shreds to characterize the mineral composition of the pottery artefacts. In the present work, some of the ancient pottery samples were collected from recently excavated site at Mayiladumparai, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, India to estimate the firing temperature of the pottery samples and atmosphere prevailed at the time of manufacturing those potteries by the ancient artisans. The results obtained from different analytical techniques on pottery shreds provide information of the firing temperature of the pottery greater than 650 °C in the oxidizing atmosphere.

A typical FT-IR spectrums of received state potsherds of Mayiladumparai.
Fig. 1: A typical FT-IR spectrums of received state potsherds of Mayiladumparai.

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K.Veeramuthu, S. Chandra Sekar, D.Saravanan. Characteristic Analysis of Archaeological Pottery Recently Excavated from the Site Mayiladumparai, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, India by Analytical Techniques.. Int J Chem Stud 2014;2(1):64-68.
International Journal of Chemical Studies