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Table 1 Elemental composition of the three ceramic samples groups and the whole assemblage

From: Non-destructive characterisation and classification of ceramic artefacts using pEDXRF and statistical pattern recognition

Variable BUBANJ (n = 13) PLOCNIK (n = 25) VINCA (n = 29) ALL (n = 67)
  Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Si 14.46 ± 4.32 8.87 ± 3.85 13.38 ± 4.16 11.91 ± 4.68
K 55.01 ± 9.72 24.31 ± 9.48 37.89 ± 8.98 36.14 ± 14.44
Ca 40.61 ± 12.30 44.00 ± 28.05 56.38 ± 21.44 48.70 ± 23.57
Ti 44.86 ± 11.10 29.19 ± 11.69 37.26 ± 8.82 35.72 ± 11.78
Mn 13.61 ± 6.57 13.47 ± 12.37 10.45 ± 7.23 12.19 ± 9.38
Fe 1223.56 ± 249.18 789.64 ± 280.00 976.99 ± 197.44 954.92 ± 284.80
Zn 14.30 ± 15.79 8.31 ± 5.81 28.21 ± 42.96 18.09 ± 30.41
Rb 12.41 ± 3.46 7.86 ± 2.88 10.18 ± 2.95 9.75 ± 3.42
Sr 14.98 ± 5.72 11.03 ± 3.15 14.17 ± 4.19 13.16 ± 4.45
Zr 19.47 ± 6.16 15.15 ± 6.28 23.62 ± 5.43 19.65 ± 6.95
  1. The mean intensity is expressed in counts per second (cps) and n denotes the number of samples in each group. An additional table shows dataset in more detail [see Additional file 1].