Why Ancient Chinese People Like to Use Organic–Inorganic Composite Mortars?—Application History and Reasons of Organic–Inorganic Mortars in Ancient Chinese Buildings

Why Ancient Chinese People Like to Use Organic–Inorganic Composite Mortars?—Application... J Archaeol Method Theory https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-018-9380-4 Why Ancient Chinese People Like to Use Organic–Inorganic Composite Mortars?—Application History and Reasons of Organic–Inorganic Mortars in Ancient Chinese Buildings 1,2 1,2 Jiajia Li & Bingjian Zhang Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Research on the historical use of lime-based mortars and mortar additives is important to understand China’s ancient architectural heritage. This study uses chem- ical analyses previously developed by this group to detect organic additives—including starch, oil, protein, sugar and blood—in ancient lime-based mortars. The dataset reported here includes 378 ancient mortar samples collected from 159 ancient buildings and architectural relics throughout China. Collected over the past 6 years, these samples were tested to understand which organic materials were used in ancient mortars. Our results showed that 219 mortar samples from 96 buildings sampled were found to contain organic components. These included 112 samples containing starch, 87 sam- ples containing oil, 59 samples containing protein, 14 samples containing sugar and 5 samples containing blood. Forty-eight samples were found to contain two organic additives, and five samples contained three organic additives. Based on our test results, we further analysed other factors critical to the application history of ancient organic– http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory Springer Journals

Why Ancient Chinese People Like to Use Organic–Inorganic Composite Mortars?—Application History and Reasons of Organic–Inorganic Mortars in Ancient Chinese Buildings

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
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Social Sciences; Archaeology; Anthropology
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1072-5369
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1573-7764
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10.1007/s10816-018-9380-4
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J Archaeol Method Theory https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-018-9380-4 Why Ancient Chinese People Like to Use Organic–Inorganic Composite Mortars?—Application History and Reasons of Organic–Inorganic Mortars in Ancient Chinese Buildings 1,2 1,2 Jiajia Li & Bingjian Zhang Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Research on the historical use of lime-based mortars and mortar additives is important to understand China’s ancient architectural heritage. This study uses chem- ical analyses previously developed by this group to detect organic additives—including starch, oil, protein, sugar and blood—in ancient lime-based mortars. The dataset reported here includes 378 ancient mortar samples collected from 159 ancient buildings and architectural relics throughout China. Collected over the past 6 years, these samples were tested to understand which organic materials were used in ancient mortars. Our results showed that 219 mortar samples from 96 buildings sampled were found to contain organic components. These included 112 samples containing starch, 87 sam- ples containing oil, 59 samples containing protein, 14 samples containing sugar and 5 samples containing blood. Forty-eight samples were found to contain two organic additives, and five samples contained three organic additives. Based on our test results, we further analysed other factors critical to the application history of ancient organic–

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Journal of Archaeological Method and TheorySpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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