This paper presents a first archaeometric approach to the study of the use of pigments in the context of the technological organization of prehistoric societies in Rio Santa Lucia. The chemical and mineralogical composition of potential colorants found in archaeological contexts and of pigment residues on ceramic and lithic materials are analyzed in an exploratory way, applying the analytical techniques of X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Transmission Mössbauer Spectroscopy (TMS) and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF). It was possible to identify mineral components such as hematite (Fe2O3) and goethite (FeO(OH)).
|Translated title of the contribution||Containers, instruments and pigments: An archaeometric approach to the production and use processes of late holocene societies, Santa Lucia (Uruguay) wetlands|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - 2015|