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Causes And Forms Of Decay Of Stuccos And Concretes From The Roman City Of Baelo Claudia (Southern Spain)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950191

Volume

16

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

1,064 kb

Author(s)

F. Puertas, M.T. Blanco- Varela, A. Palomo, X. Arino M. Hoyos & C. Saiz- Jimenez

Abstract

The stuccos and concretes from the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, a relatively small location based on the fishing industry (near present-day Tarifa, South Spain), have been studied. As a consequence of this study the nature and composition of those materials and the causes of their deterioration have been established. The main cause of the stucco and concrete decay is biodeterioration. 1 Introduction The city of Baelo Claudia, situated in the southwest of the province of Cadiz, was built on the Bolonia cove at the end of the 2nd century BC and soon became a city

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