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dc.contributor.authorPAVIA, SARA
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T15:03:05Z
dc.date.available2012-07-02T15:03:05Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.submitted2008en
dc.identifier.citationS. Pavia and S. Caro , An investigation of Roman mortar technology through the petrographic analysis of archaeological material, <i>Construction and Building Materials.</i>, 22, (8), 2008, p1807 - 1811en
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/64109
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies Roman mortars to demonstrate that petrographic analysis provides valuable information on ancient mortar technology. Facts on lime technology relating calcination and slaking were obtained through petrographic analysis. The analysis also revealed the composition and origin of raw materials, pozzolanic additions and mortar hydraulicity. The results were contrasted with ancient Roman technology records including Cato, Pliny, Vitruvius, Palladius and Faventinus. The binders? petrofabric suggests a high reactivity and water retention capacity and a low shrinkage for the lime. These agree with the long slaking and soft burning advised by the Romans. The strong binder cohesion and perfect aggregate-binder bond of most mortars together with the presence of aggregate- binder reaction denotes a high reactivity for the lime which also agrees with soft burning. The mortars were probably made with a non-hydraulic or feebly-hydraulic lime and their hydraulicity is mainly due to the addition of pozzolans (ceramics). These agree with Roman authors consistently advising to use a pure carbonate rock for lime making. The pozzolanic additions are probably responsible for the good durability of the mortars.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInstituto de Estudios Riojanosen
dc.format.extent1807en
dc.format.extent1811en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.ispartofseriesConstruction and Building Materials.;22, 8
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectMortar technologyen
dc.subjectLimeen
dc.subjectPetrographic analysisen
dc.subjectHydraulicityen
dc.subjectPozzolanen
dc.subjectCa(OH)2en
dc.subjectRoman mortaren
dc.titleAn investigation of Roman mortar technology through the petrographic analysis of archaeological materialen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/pavias
dc.identifier.rssinternalid47151
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2007.05.003
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950061807001298


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