Cypriot Ceramics: Compositional and Descriptive Database

Summary

This dataset contains compositional (elemental abundance) and descriptive data for a total of 1885 ceramic and clay specimens from Cyprus, analyzed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory between the late 1960s and early 1990s. These data were generated by neutron activation analysis (NAA) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) between the late 1960s and early 1990s. Data from the LBNL were transferred to the Archaeometry Laboratory at the University of Missouri, where they were digitized for distribution through tDAR. Compositional data for some sherds are drawn from other sources, including publications and personal communications from other researchers. No guarantees are made regarding the accuracy of data provided in digital format by other researchers. See the "Analytical Notes" column to identify which specimens these are. Elemental abundance data could not be located for 222 of these specimens. All descriptive and contextual data are drawn from the Berkeley archives, and may be incomplete.

Cite this Record

Cypriot Ceramics: Compositional and Descriptive Database. Matthew Boulanger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 2014 ( tDAR id: 372330) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8K35SJ5

Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: Database

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
LBNL ID VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
MURR ID VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Alternate ID VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #76 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #75 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #74 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #73 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #72 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #71 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #70 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #69 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #68 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #67 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #66 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #65 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #64 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #63 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #62 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #61 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #60 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #59 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Zn DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Hf DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Tb DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Rb DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Ni DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Th DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Cr DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Sb DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Ta DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Cs DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Yb DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Ce DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Fe BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Sc DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Co DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Nd DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Lu DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Ti BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
La DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Sm DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Ba DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Eu DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
U DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
As VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Sr BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
K BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Na BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Mn BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Dy DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
V BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Ca BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Al BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Entry VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Run VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Data Source VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Site VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Latitude DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Longitude DOUBLE  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Context VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Excavator VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Source Person VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Affiliation VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Exterior Decoration VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Fabric VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Ware VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Material VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Powder Present in Archives VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Analytical Notes VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Notes VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Temper VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Era VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Group VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Piece VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Specific Form VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Form VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Table Information: Information

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Column #5 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #4 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #3 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #2 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Column #1 BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Keywords

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -400 to -250 (Late Iron Age II)

Calendar Date: -1400 to -1200 (Mycenaean III A)

Calendar Date: -2500 to -2100 (Neolithic)

Calendar Date: -58 to 330 (Roman)

Calendar Date: -2000 to 350 (Total span represented in dataset)

Spatial Coverage

min long: 31.97; min lat: 34.407 ; max long: 34.783; max lat: 35.836 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Matthew Boulanger

Contributor(s): Helen Michel; Einar Gjerstad; K. Nikolaou; P. Dikaios; Claude E. Schaeffer; Paul Åström; T. Mitford; F. Maier; Jean Poilloux; Michal Artzy; Paolo Pecorella; Moshe Dothan; Trude Dothan

Lab Director(s): Isadore Perlman; Frank Asaro

Source Collections

Louvre Museum

Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

Archaeometry Laboratory, University of Missouri

Cyprus Museum, Nicosia

File Information

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LBNL_Cyprus_v2.xls 1.44mb Jul 22, 2014 7:18:38 AM Public
  • Translated version LBNL_Cyprus_v2_translated.xls (1.66mb)
    Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated: