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    STUDIA GEOLOGIA - Issue no. Special Issue / 2009  
         
  Article:   MINERALOGICAL AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SOME CLAYS AND ROMAN CERAMICS FROM ULPIA TRAIANA SARMIZEGETUSA (HUNEDOARA COUNTY, ROMANIA).

Authors:  MARCEL BENEA, MARIA GOREA, NICOLAE HAR.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  This paper presents the results of mineralogical and physical analyses carried out on 17 Roman ceramic fragments (bricks and tiles) from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and six clay samples taken for X-ray diffraction of the bulk composition and the fine clay fraction, in order to draw some conclusions on the physical characteristics and firing parameters.

Key words: roman bricks and tiles, clays, mineralogical and physical analyses, archaeometry, Sarmizegetusa, Romania.
 
         
     
         
         
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