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Mortars and plasters—How to characterize aerial mortars and plasters



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Ergenc, Duygu and Fort González, Rafael and Varas Muriel, María José and Álvarez de Buergo, Mónica (2021) Mortars and plasters—How to characterize aerial mortars and plasters. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 13 (197). ISSN 1866-9557, ESSN: 1866-9565

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Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12520-021-01398-x


Aerial mortars and plasters have been widely used in construction throughout history, and their compatibility with historic mortars and plasters has led to their recent re-adoption. This paper reviews the prominent features of aerial mortars and plasters, their main characteristics and the various characterization methods using both traditional and advanced technology. Several techniques are used in physical, hydric, mechanical, petrographic, mineralogical and chemical characterization. A detailed explanation of microscopic characterization techniques is provided, indicating the information that can be obtained with each. Scientific advances in dating and provenance studies are also described.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aerial lime, Physical-hydric-mechanical properties, Petrographic, Mineralogical, Chemical, Microscopic, Isotopic characterization, Dating techniques
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:69610
Deposited On:17 Jan 2022 16:33
Last Modified:17 Jan 2022 16:33

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