The  complex of manor farm in Torre Alemanna (Foggia, XI - XVI c.): Archaeometric analysis of mortars and bricks

Authore M. Cristina Navarra ; Typology: Bachelor Degree dissertation

Licence: CreativeCommons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 ; Year: 2008; Language: italiano

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This work was elaborated as a result of historical and archaeological research on the complex of Torre Alemanna (Foggia, Italy) and on its related use from XI to XVI century. The experimental training conducted at the laboratories of the Geomineralogy dpt. of the University of Bari, has focused the study on the construction materials used, specifically mortars and bricks. Then the sampling were made macroscopic and microscopic petrographical observations, X-ray fluorescence chemical analysis and X-ray diffraction mineralogical analysis. According to data obtained it was possible to define the technological use of certain materials and develop correlations between the environments and the different construction phases detected by archaeological excavations.



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