EDXRF Analysis on Ceramics During the Mongol Period in China

Author(s): Lingyi Zeng

Year: 2017


In this paper I will present the results from analyzing and comparing ceramics from multiple contexts, including ceramic production centers, burials and residential areas during the Mongol period. I adopted Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF), a very effective and non-destructive way to analyze the chemical compositions of their pastes, glazes and pigments of samples from Jingdezhen, Inner Mongolia, and other areas of the Mongol Empire. Other scientific techniques and statistic methods also applied to analyze the provenances of them and to distinguish the official wares from wares intended for commercial use. My research not only focused on how objects were produced, consumed and exchanged, but also attempted to understand the underlying sociopolitical factors that affected these processes over time and space, which I believe will contribute to the understanding of this multi-ethnic society.

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EDXRF Analysis on Ceramics During the Mongol Period in China. Lingyi Zeng. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430961)


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min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14311