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Towards a spectral library of Roman to Early Christian Cypriot floor mosaics

Lysandrou, Vasiliki and Cerra, Daniele and Agapiou, Athos and Charalambous, E. and Hadjimitsis, D.G. (2017) Towards a spectral library of Roman to Early Christian Cypriot floor mosaics. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14, pp. 782-791. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.029 ISSN 2352-409X

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X16302851


Floor mosaics are of great interest for archaeologists and art historians. While in the last decade other scientific sectors supported their study mainly from a technical point of view, through traditional archaeometric analysis, this paper suggests an innovative methodological approach and presents some preliminary results aiming to a non-destructive investigation based on the spectroradiometric analysis of stones used for manufacturing the ancient floor mosaics of Cyprus. This method evaluates the results of spectroradiometric analysis in relation to reliable destructive analysis completed in the past on the hereunder examined samples. In addition, the results of the proposed approach foresee to contribute to the expansion of the existing Cypriot database of floor mosaics, improving their characterization by collecting their spectral signatures in the range of 350–2500 nm. The proposed methodology has been applied to a number of stone samples directly linked to pavement floor mosaic tesserae from Cyprus. The results have shown that spectroradiometers may be used in order to identify mineralogical compositions of the stones with an accuracy of nearly 90%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a comprehensive spectral library related to Cyprus floor mosaics is derived.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104823/
Document Type:Article
Title:Towards a spectral library of Roman to Early Christian Cypriot floor mosaics
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lysandrou, VasilikiCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Cerra, Danieledaniele.cerra (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2984-8315
Agapiou, AthosCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Charalambous, E.Cyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Hadjimitsis, D.G.Cyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.06.029
Page Range:pp. 782-791
Howard, A.Landscape Research & Management, Bridgnorth, UK
Hunt, C.O.Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Liverpool, UK
Keywords:Floor mosaics; Roman; Cyprus; Spectral signature; Spectral library
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben hochauflösende Fernerkundungsverfahren
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Photogrammetry and Image Analysis
Deposited By: Cerra, Daniele
Deposited On:11 Jul 2016 16:05
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:23

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