publication . Article . 2008

FT-Raman and FT-Infrared investigations of archaeological artefacts from Foeni Neolithic site (Banat, Romania)

Simona Cîntă Pînzaru; Dana Pop; Loredana Nemeth;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2008 Journal: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai: Geologia (issn: 1221-0803, eissn: 1937-8602, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cluj University Press
An impressive collection of chert artefacts from the Foeni Neolithic archaeological site (Timiş County, Banat region, Romania) is hosted by the Banat Museum in Timişoara. A representative set of seven specimens was non-destructively investigated using FT-Raman and ATR-FT-IR spectroscopy. The research was carried out for checking if these readily-available, non-destructive, fast, and cheap methods, which do not require preliminary sample preparation could provide significant information for characterizing the mineral composition of chert artefacts. Based on vibrational data, it was confirmed that the raw material was represented by microcrystalline quartz and mog...
free text keywords: Geology, QE1-996.5
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