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  • 1 CAS Institute of High Energy Physics P. O. Box 918 Beijing 100049 P.R. China
  • 2 Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100049 P.R. China
  • 3 Archaeological Institute of Shanxi Province Xi’an 710000 P.R. China
  • 4 Museum of Yaozhou Kiln Tongchuan P.R. China
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Yaozhou Kiln at Lidipo and Shangdian are two independent porcelain kiln groups of Yaozhou kiln series in Shanxi Province. Both of them were consisted of some individual porcelain kilns. The samples of 20 pieces of porcelain sherds produced in Shangdian and 43 pieces of porcelain sherds made in Lidipo sites which produced in Kin Dynasty (1115–1234 A.D.) have been collected. The main chemical compositions in body were determined by X-ray fluorescence (XRF). The contents of trace elements were measured using neutron activation analysis (NAA). Principal component analysis (PCA) and stepwise discriminant analysis were used to study the provenance characteristic of these samples. The results indicated that the main components and trace elements in the specimen can be used to reveal the provenance characteristic.