Micro-Raman and FT-IR spectroscopic studies of ceramic shards excavated from ancient Stratonikeia city at Eskihisar village in West-South Turkey

Bahceli S., Gulec G., ERDOĞAN H., SÖĞÜT B.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol.1106, pp.316-321, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1106
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2015.10.036
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.316-321
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, micro-Raman and Fourier transformed infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopies, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive X-ray (SEM-EDX) were used to characterize the mineralogical structures of pigments of four ceramic fragments in which one of them belongs to Hellenistic period (1st - IVth century BC) and other three ceramic shards belong to Early Rome (IVth century BC- 1st century AD) excavated from Stratonikeia ancient city. In the results of investigations on these four ceramic fragments, the various phases were identified: quartz, kaolinite, albit (or Na-feldspar), calcite, anastase, hematite and magnetite. Furthermore, the obtained findings indicate that firing temperature is about 800-850 degrees C for all the shards. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.