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Archaeometric surveys of the artefacts from the archaeological site of Baro Zavelea, Comacchio (Ferrara, Italy)
Authors Marrocchino E, Telloli C, Tessari U, Cesarano M, Bruni M, Vaccaro C.  Year 2022
Pubblication type Paper International Journal with referee
Abstract This work is part of a project of the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts, and
Landscape for the enhancement of the widespread archaeological heritage of the Po delta area.
Excavation activities, carried out in 2015, allowed the sampling of the stratigraphic elements and
artifacts of the archaeological site of the lighthouse tower of Baro Zavelea, municipality of
Comacchio (Ferrara, northeast Italy). In this work, the geochemical characterization of sediments
and building materials was conducted using granulometric analyses, X-ray fluorescence analysis,
and calcimetry on different types of samples, including sands, clays, mortars, and bricks, with the
scope to better characterize all of the different types of sediments collected. This multidisciplinary
approach allowed the diagnostic and evaluation of the state of conservation of Baro Zavalea.
Granulometric analyses highlighted the fact that depositional environments were of very different
natures: fluvial environments and paleo–alveo environments. In addition, XRF analysis allowed the
discrimination of different clay samples, some from basins poor in carbonates, while, for the
construction of the bricks of the second wall structure, clays rich in carbonate were chosen to add
lightness to the structure.
Reference Applied Sciences, 12, (2022) 11692.
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