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Analysis of the specimens from Tuquoy revealed a variable composition and texture of mortar between samples, characterised in the main by the differences in the non-binder fraction (the aggregate, additives and/or inclusions). Overall, the binder fraction in TWO-4 and 8, was composed of a high-Ca carbonate, with only minor (< a few %) evidence of other elements such as Mg, S or Fe. This was indicative of course, of a similarly composed carbonate source, certainly comparable to the biogenic sources seen as aggregates in the mortars, something also supported by the evidence of pseudomorph textures found in calcined lime inclusions, similar in dimension to the biogenic aggregates. The binder phase in sample TWO-9 has a consistently higher content of Si and Al, possibly indicating either a hydraulic composition or the incorporation of fin grained silicate minerals incorporated as part of the aggregate.
|Place of Publication||Paisley|
|Publisher||University of the West of Scotland|
|Commissioning body||University of the Highlands and Islands|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2018|
- scanning electron microscopy
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John Hughes (Examiner)Nov 2018 → Jul 2019
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Animal, vegetable or mineral? Characterising shell-lime, maerl-lime and limestone-lime mortar evidence from the Late Norse and Medieval site of Tuquoy, OrkneyThacker, M., Hughes, J. & Odling, N., 19 Jun 2019, p. 107-107. 1 p.
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Animal, vegetable or mineral? Characterising shell-lime, maerl-lime and limestone-lime mortar evidence from the Late Norse and Medieval site of Tuquoy, OrkneyThacker, M., Hughes, J. & Odling, N., 16 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 5th Historic Mortars Conference: RILEM Proceedings PRO 130. Alvarez, J. I., Fernandez, J. M., Navarro, I., Duran, A. & Sirera, R. (eds.). Paris: RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Vol. PRO 130. p. 758-777 20 p. (RILEM Proceedings; vol. 130).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Hughes, J. J. & Válek, J., 1 Jun 2003, Edinburgh: Historic Scotland. 80 p. (Literature Review)
Research output: Book/Report › BookOpen Access