Title

Structural and compositional data of Maya pottery samples from Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala: Central America

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2-16-2021

Publication Title

Data in Brief

Abstract

In this data article, we present the spectroscopic structural data of the pottery samples collected from Petén Itzá, Guatemala. Detailed Fourier transmission infrared, powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy coupled to electron dispersive X-ray diffraction, and thermal gravimetric analysis/differential thermal gravimetric analysis (FTIR, PXRD, SEM/EDX, and TGA/DTGA) were discussed in the research article titled “Comprehensive Structural and Compositional Investigation of Maya Pottery Sherds from Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala, Central America” (Onchoke et al. 2020 [1]). The FTIR, XRD profiles and composition of pottery from Petén Itzá, Guatemala are presented. This data is important and useful for further understanding of the structural composition of pottery sherds used by Maya people of Guatemala. In addition, the TGA/DTGA profiles provide information on the content of the losses upon heating and offers supportive evidence to the spectroscopic data studied.

Volume

35

First Page

106886 (1-10)

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.106886

ISSN

23523409

Comments

This data article provides spectroscopic data (XRD, SEM/EDX, FTIR, TGA) of Maya pottery sherds collected form Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala. The conservative nature of crystalline materials used alludes to similarity in technology, soils used by Maya people of lowland Guatemala.


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