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Provenance and indirect dating study on Hongzhou Kiln porcelains by INAA

  • X. Q. Feng
  • S. L. Feng
  • C. S. Fan
  • W. J. Zhang
  • K. S. Quan
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Abstract

Over 100 sherds were collected from Hongzhou Kiln of Jiangxi Province, China and their body samples were analyzed by INAA. The compositional differences between samples with the same period but different provenance were observed. The contents of Na, Rb, Ba, Fe, Th, U, etc., were found to be different among samples from different periods, which implies they may be used to identify the manufacturing age indirectly. The analytical data were further processed by principal components analysis (PCA). The statistical results show that all the sherds can be classified into 5 groups: (1) Eastern Han and Eastern Wu; (2) Western Jin, Eastern Jin and Southern Dynasties; (3) Sui; (4) Early Tang and Middle Tang; (5) Late Tang and Five Dynasties.

Keywords

Principal Component Analysis INAA Compositional Difference Jiangxi Province Firing Technology 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Q. Feng
    • 1
  • S. L. Feng
    • 1
  • C. S. Fan
    • 2
  • W. J. Zhang
    • 2
  • K. S. Quan
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Nuclear Analytical Techniques, Institute of High Energy PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Jiangxi ProvinceJiangxiP.R. China
  3. 3.School of Archaeology and MuseologyPeking UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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