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Table 1 Identified mineral materials

From: Characterisation of materials and techniques in first archaeological findings of Nasca wall paintings

Stratigraphy Identification Samples
Green paint Paratacamite, malachite et chrysocolla 02V, 08J
Yellow paint Yellow ocher 03J
Orange paint Orange ocher (hematite and clay) 07R, 19R
Red paint Red ocher (hematite and clay) 04R
Purple paint Hematite and clay 13V
Black paint Graphite/charcoal, aluminosilicate and quartz 06R
Preparation/white paint White clay and calcium sulfate 16N, 17R
Silica 06R
Grey coating Clay loam All samples