Journal of the Mexican Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 1870-249X
TENORIO, Dolores et al. Characterization of Archaeological Ceramic from Lagartero, Chiapas, Mexico, by Nuclear and Conventional Techniques. J. Mex. Chem. Soc [online]. 2010, vol.54, n.1, pp. 40-45. ISSN 1870-249X.
Ceramic potshards collected at the archaeological Mayan site of Lagartero, Chiapas, Mexico were analyzed by NAA and data were statistically studied. The ceramics were of local manufacture and from other sites of the Upper Grijalva Basin and Guatemalan Lowlands and Highlands. XRD indicated that quartz, feldspars, montmorillonite and calcite are the main components of pastes. Pigments were analyzed by means of SEM and XRD, and hematite, pyrolusite, maghemite and calcite were identified. A discussion is presented in the context of the Mayan region.
Palabras llave : Ceramics; Lagartero Chiapas; NAA.