Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-TT Technology & Techniques

[H-TT31] New development of environmental traceability methods

Wed. May 27, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Takanori Nakano(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities), Ichiro Tayasu(Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[HTT31-P17] Compositions of Mesopotamian tablet clay for identification of source area

*Ryo ANMA1, Chikako WATANABE2, Kicheol SHIN3, Yoshiaki KON4, Akihiro TSUJI5, Takanori NAKANO3, Yoriko YOKOO6 (1.University of Tsukuba, 2.Osaka Gakuin University, 3.RIHN, 4.AIST, 5.National Museum of Nature and Science, 6.Doshisha University)

Keywords:clay tablet, composition, isotope

Clay tablets are excavated from all over Mesopotamia and some contain date of issue. Thus, if we can decode information on paleo-environment from grains and microfossils included in the tablet clay, the use of the clay tablet wold be greatly widen. However, many tablets are stored in the museums in West Asia without any information of the excavated sites. In this paper, we report results of compositional analyses on the tablet clay using material stored in the Slemani Museum, Iraq, aiming to understand where they were made.