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  • 1 Istituto “Guido Donegani S.p.A.” Novara (Italy)
  • 2 Università Cattolica Istituto di Archeologia Milano (Italy)
  • 3 Università di Pavia Laboratorio di Radiochimica, Istituto di Chimica Generale ed Inorganica Viale Taramelli 12 27100 Pavia (Italy)
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Recently excavated roman amphorae were submitted to instrumental neutron activation analysis for the determination of Ca, Sc, Cr, Fe, Co, Sb, Ba, La, Ce, Eu, Yb, Lu, Hf and Th. Data reduction was carried out by identifying first the elements useful for discrimination purposes and then by submitting the data to cluster analysis. Amphorae are parted in two groups which are related to different provenance areas.