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Characterization of pottery from Cerro de Las Ventanas, Zacatecas, Mexico

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dc.contributor.author Lopez-del-Rio, H. en
dc.contributor.author Mireles-Garcia, F. en
dc.contributor.author Mendez-Cardona, R. Y. en
dc.contributor.author Nicolas-Caretta, M. en
dc.contributor.author Speakman, Robert Jeff en
dc.contributor.author Glascock, Michael D. en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-31T18:34:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-31T18:34:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Lopez-del-Rio, H., Mireles-Garcia, F., Mendez-Cardona, R. Y., Nicolas-Caretta, M., Speakman, Robert Jeff, and Glascock, Michael D. 2009. "Characterization of pottery from Cerro de Las Ventanas, Zacatecas, Mexico." <em>Radiochimica Acta</em>. 97 (9):513&ndash;518. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1524/ract.2009.1643">https://doi.org/10.1524/ract.2009.1643</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0033-8230
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/93320
dc.description.abstract With the aim of classifying prehispanic pottery from Cerro de Las Ventanas site, Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico, instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) was used to analyze ceramic samples at the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center. Thirty-two chemical elements were measured: Al, As, Ba, Ca, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Dy, Eu, Fe, Hf, K, La, Lu, Mn, Na, Nd, Rb, Sb, Sc, Sm, Sr, Ta, Tb, Ti, Th, U, V, Yb, Zn, and Zr. Two multivariate statistical methods, cluster analysis and principal component analysis, were performed on the dataset to examine similarities between samples and to establish compositional groups. The statistical analyses of the dataset suggest that the pottery samples form a unique chemically homogeneous group, with the exception of one pottery sample. The compositional data were compared to an existing Mesoamerican ceramic database. It was found that the newly generated data fit best with data from a previous chemical analysis of pottery from the Malpaso Valley. However, despite the apparent similarity, pottery samples from the site of Cerro de Las Ventanas represent a new and unique chemical fingerprint in the region. en
dc.relation.ispartof Radiochimica Acta en
dc.title Characterization of pottery from Cerro de Las Ventanas, Zacatecas, Mexico en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 80187
dc.identifier.doi 10.1524/ract.2009.1643
rft.jtitle Radiochimica Acta
rft.volume 97
rft.issue 9
rft.spage 513
rft.epage 518
dc.description.SIUnit MCI en
dc.citation.spage 513
dc.citation.epage 518

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