Le "argille ceramiche" della Sicilia occidentale e centrale

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Abstract

[automatically translated] Clay is undoubtedly one of the first natural materials or "geomaterials" that man has ever used, and even today, in a multitude of themes of geology, in-depth knowledge of the clay formations often becomes a matter of primary importance. The peculiar properties of acquiring an excellent plasticity when mixed with water in appropriate proportions, and then to be easily molded, to buy stiffness after drying, to become solid permanently after cooking, together with the almost ubiquitous availability, have meant that the clay has been increasingly researched and worked with excellent results to shape everyday pottery and other types of artefacts from various uses. The clay used in the ceramic field is certainly the most widespread, that all peoples have always done since the early days, sometimes taking on an important role in socio-economic development of the ancient communities. The text offers a detailed study of nine clay formations outcropping in the western and central Sicily, mostly traditionally used for ceramic production, both in past centuries that today. It fully integrates data derived from stratigraphic geology, chemistry, mineralogy and paleontology, providing useful information to both the professional geologist, to different operators in the ceramic sector, as well as archaeologists (identification of the ancient centers of production), historians d 'art (technological characterization and performance evaluation of ceramic artifacts), to university students and to all the fans who love the Sicilian territory and its natural peculiarities. The text is divided into chapters, where are exposed and discussed the results obtained from laboratory tests conducted on several samples taken from clay (328) from outcrops located in the territory studied, ie, particle size analysis, mineralogical analysis (XRD), chemical analysis (XRF ), analysis of some specific technological parameters both in the plastic state and after cooking (Atterberg limits, linear shrinkage, color) and micropaleontologica analysis. Finally, in the appendix, they are reported in detail all procedures and laboratory methods as well as detailed schedules indicating the sampling points. where they are exposed and discussed the results obtained from laboratory tests conducted on several samples taken from clay (328) from outcrops located in the territory studied, ie, particle size analysis, mineralogical analysis (XRD), chemical analysis (XRF) analysis of some technological parameters determined both in the plastic state and after cooking (Atterberg limits, linear shrinkage, color) and micropaleontologica analysis. Finally, in the appendix, they are reported in detail all procedures and laboratory methods as well as detailed schedules indicating the sampling points. where they are exposed and discussed the results obtained from laboratory tests conducted on several samples taken from clay (328) from outcrops located in the territory studied, ie, particle size analysis, mineralogical analysis (XRD), chemical analysis (XRF) analysis of some technological parameters determined both in the plastic state and after cooking (Atterberg limits, linear shrinkage, color) and micropaleontologica analysis. Finally, in the appendix, they are reported in detail all procedures and laboratory methods as well as detailed schedules indicating the sampling points. analysis of some specific technological parameters both in the plastic state and after cooking (Atterberg limits, linear shrinkage, color) and micropaleontologica analysis. Finally, in the append
Original languageItalian
Publisherilionbooks
Number of pages203
ISBN (Print)978-88-903626-2-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameTerra e Ambiente 2

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