Earthen mortars have been widely used in low and high status architectures of Cremona (Northern Italy) since Roman times until the XIXth century. The mineralogical, petrographic and geochemical study of XVIIIth century earthen mortars from Cremona allowed to have insights on the typology of silicate raw materials utilized for their production. The occurrence of CaO-rich levels with abundant neogenic phases and widespread dissolution textures suggests that small amounts of lime and other additives were blended with the silicate mixture. The results of this work help answer archeological questions about these poorly known masonry materials and provide insights for restoration purposes.

Characterization of XVIIIth century earthen mortars from Cremona (Northern Italy): Insights on a manufacturing tradition

LANDI, ANGELO GIUSEPPE;GRIMOLDI, ALBERTO
2015

Abstract

Earthen mortars have been widely used in low and high status architectures of Cremona (Northern Italy) since Roman times until the XIXth century. The mineralogical, petrographic and geochemical study of XVIIIth century earthen mortars from Cremona allowed to have insights on the typology of silicate raw materials utilized for their production. The occurrence of CaO-rich levels with abundant neogenic phases and widespread dissolution textures suggests that small amounts of lime and other additives were blended with the silicate mixture. The results of this work help answer archeological questions about these poorly known masonry materials and provide insights for restoration purposes.
Additives; Aggregate; Binder; Characterization; Earthen mortars; Neogenic phases; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanics of Materials; Materials Science (all); Condensed Matter Physics
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