Event Title

What’s in the Artifact: Chemically Sourcing Nicaraguan Ceramics

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jason Paling

Location

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

Presentation Type

Event

Start Date

4-28-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

4-28-2017 3:00 PM

Abstract

This thesis examines possible trade routes of the ancient Nicaraguan agrarian village of Chiquilistagua through ceramic analysis. The goals of this research is to use the qualitative method of x-ray diffraction to analyze the ceramics for unique minerals in order to place where the ceramics were produced. This study will examine ceramics artifacts from a site dated from 300-500 C.E., a ceramic period that has not been studied using a method such as x-ray diffraction. The results have be traced to mainly volcanic sources.

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Apr 28th, 2:00 PM Apr 28th, 3:00 PM

What’s in the Artifact: Chemically Sourcing Nicaraguan Ceramics

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

This thesis examines possible trade routes of the ancient Nicaraguan agrarian village of Chiquilistagua through ceramic analysis. The goals of this research is to use the qualitative method of x-ray diffraction to analyze the ceramics for unique minerals in order to place where the ceramics were produced. This study will examine ceramics artifacts from a site dated from 300-500 C.E., a ceramic period that has not been studied using a method such as x-ray diffraction. The results have be traced to mainly volcanic sources.