a1 Department of Geology, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Ten fragments of bronze age frescoes from the Greek group of volcanic islands known as Santorini have been examined by powder X-ray diffraction. A qualitative phase analysis based on line positions only was supplemented by the Rietveld method which uses complete diffraction profiles to increase the credibility of the phase analysis.
(Received August 25 2003)
(Accepted November 19 2003)