Classical Period

The Isotopic Signature of Classical Marbles

Edited by Attanasio Donato, Mauro Brilli, Neil Ogle

Studia Archaeologica, 145
2006, 336 pp., 32 ill. col., 100 ill. b/n, 32 tav.
Hardback with Dust Jacket, 17 x 24 cm
With CD-Rom containing complete marble database
ISBN: 9788882653781
ISSN: 0081-6299

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    Introduction; 1. The properties and geology of marbles: 1.1 - Definition and general properties of marbles; 1.2 - Methods and problems for determining the provenance of marbles; 1.3 - Stable isotope analysis in marble provenancing; 1.4 - The principles of stable isotopes analysis; 1.5 - The isotopic composition of marble protoliths; 1.6 - Metamorphism and its role in determining the isotopic composition of pure marbles; 1.7 - Brief outline of Eastern Mediterranean geology; 2. The database and the ancient quarries: 2.1 - General considerations; 2.2 - Structure of the database; Italian marble quarries: 2.3 - Carrara; 2.4 - Seravezza; Greek marble quarries: attica: 2.5 - Hymettos; 2.6 - Pentelicon; Greek marble quarries: peloponnesos: 2.7 - Doliana; 2.8 - Mani; Greek marble quarries: the islands: 2.9 - Naxos; 2.10 - Paros; 2.11 - Thasos; 2.12 - Tinos; Turkish marble quarries: western anatolia: 2.13 - Afyon (Docimium); 2.14 - Altinta?; 2.15 - Aphrodisias; 2.16 - Denizli; 2.17 - Hierapolis; 2.18 - Thiountas; Turkish marble quarries: aegean coast: 2.19 - Ephesos; 2.20 - Miletos; Turkish marble quarries: the islands: 2.21 - Proconnesos; 3. Data analysis: 3.1 - Introduction; 3.2 - Discrimination and classification; 3.3 - Discriminant analysis; 3.4 - Case study one: the marble of the Michelangelo's David; 3.5 - Case study two: the provenance of Cyrene marbles; 3.6 - The marble classification problem; Appendix a: Experimental methods; Appendix b: Content of the data disk; Colour plates; Bibliographical abbreviations; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index; List of figures; List of colour plates.

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