Chemical analysis of mortars of archaeological samples from Mediana locality, Serbia
Mineralogical and chemical composition of mortar from the floor, ceiling and wall of Stibadium B, from the archaeological site of Mediana (Serbia) have been analysed using ICP-OES, FТIR and XRD-spectroscopy and chemical analysis. The results show that hydraulic lime mortar was used with crushed bricks as artificial puzzolanic aggregate. Large contribution of silicon- and aluminum-oxides, indicate the presence of quartz and phyllosilicate minerals derived from the aggregate, river sand and crushed bricks. Also, high content of Pb and Cu was observed in investigated samples.
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