IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research


Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Isotopes on the beach: 2. Neodymium isotopic analysis for the provenancing of Roman glass-making
Brems, D.; Ganio, M.; Latruwe, K.; Balcaen, L.; Carremans, M.; Gimeno, D.; Silvestri, A.; Vanhaecke, F.; Muchez, P.; Degryse, P. (2013). Isotopes on the beach: 2. Neodymium isotopic analysis for the provenancing of Roman glass-making. Archaeometry 55(3): 449-464.
In: Archaeometry. Blackwell: Oxford. ISSN 0003-813x, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in Authors 
    VLIZ: Open Repository 257831 [ OMA ]

Author keywords
    Neodymium; Isotopes; Provenance Studies; Roman; Natron Glass; Rawmaterials; Beach Sand; Western Mediterranean

Authors  Top 
  • Brems, D., more
  • Ganio, M., more
  • Latruwe, K.
  • Balcaen, L.
  • Carremans, M., more
  • Gimeno, D.
  • Silvestri, A.
  • Vanhaecke, F., more
  • Muchez, P., more
  • Degryse, P., more

    In this study, we have evaluated the applicability of Nd isotopic analysis for the provenancing of Roman glass and we present a database of Nd isotopic compositions of possible sand raw materials from the western Mediterranean, as a means of comparison for the growing number of isotopic studies on ancient glass. The 143Nd/144Nd isotope ratio of sands is a good indicator for their geological (and sometimes geographical) provenance. The use of the isotopic signature of Nd as a proxy for the source of silica in glass is, however, not always straightforward because of the possible overlap of signatures from different suppliers.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors