Hierarchical stratigraphy of Travertine deposition in ancient Roman aqueducts

D. Keenan-Jones, A. Foubert, D. Motta, G. Fried, M. Sivaguru, M. Perillo, J. Waldsmith, Hong Wang, M. H. Garcia, B. W. Fouke

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Travertine formed from the water of
Anio Novus provides a sensi-tive record of its hydrology and chemistry. The travertine exhibitsmulti-scale bedding characteristics, including mm- to µm- scaledark-light layering, and previously unreported mm- to cm-scalecrystalline bedforms. Optical field and laboratory analyses revealmultiple flow interruptions. The unknown scale of the probablecorrelation between rainfall events and dark-light layering warnsagainst routine annual layering interpretations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorks and Studies of the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Lazio
EditorsE. Calandra, G. Ghini Z.Mari
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLazio e Sabina 10 (Atti del Convegno “Decimo Incontro di Studi sul Lazio e la Sabina,” 4–6 Giugno 2013),


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