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Characterization of Roman mortars and plasters in Tarsus (Cilicia-Turkey)

Title: Characterization of Roman mortars and plasters in Tarsus (Cilicia-Turkey)
Author(s): I. Polat-Pekmezci, A Ersen
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 317 - 324
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 17
Language: English

Abstract: Tarsus, located in southern Anatolia (Asia Minor), was one of the important urban-centres of the Roman Province Cilicia. This paper aims to provide an extensive characterization of the mortar and plaster samples from several Roman structures in Tarsus. To determine the properties of the samples, a set of chemical, physical, and mechanical tests were carried out and the results were evaluated. The presence of calcareous aggregates required the use of quantitative microscopic methods to determine the mix proportions. The results showed that all samples are lime mortars with limestone and river sand aggregates. It is also evident that gypsum is a constituent of the binder in most of the samples.

Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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