XRD and SEM Studies of Archaeological Stove Tile Ceramics of Turaida Castle

Jana Vecstaudža, Dmitrijs Jakovļevs, Līga Bērziņa-Cimdiņa, Vija Stikāne


Stove tile ceramics from Turaida archaeological site
were characterized for their mineral and chemical composition.
Mineral characteristics of ancient ceramics were determined with
X-ray diffractometer. Chemical composition and micromorphology
of ceramics and glazes were determined with
scanning electron microscope (SEM) with energy dispersive Xray
spectrometer (EDS) unit. The conducted analyzes showed
similarity with Latvian clay, suggesting that these stove tiles
ceramics are of local origin and production.


archaeological ceramics, stove tiles, XRD, SEM.

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DOI: 10.7250/msac.2013.018


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