Lecturer: Dr Ruth Siddall
Lime Cement Manufacture Flowchart
Describing Cements, Mortars and Concretes
Lecture 1 (1 hour)
History and applications of lime plasters, mortars and concretes from
Neolithic through Late Antiquity.
PPNB in the Levant; Ain' Ghazal
Bronze Age Aegean
Greek and Hellenistic Periods
Roman Period; 'the Architectural Revolution'
Decline in technology
Discovery of Ordinary Portland Cement in 1824
Lecture 2 (1 hour)
Technology and manufacture of lime plasters, mortars and concretes; chemistry and construction techniques.
Limestone to lime; chemistry of reactions
Lime kilns and fuels
Different applications of materials
The importance of regional geology
Practical Session (1.5 - 2 hours)
The Site: Recording and analysis of 'Hellenistic' and Roman mortars from Central Greece; Athenian Agora, the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia and Ancient Corinth.
Assessing application phases
Using a Harris Matrix