CAS, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; Beijing Univ, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
; Inst Archaeol & Cultural Relics Zhejiang Prov, Hangzhou 310014, Peoples R China
; Inst Archaeol & Cultural Relics Zhejiang Prov, Xian 710054, Peoples R China
; Inst Archaeol & Cultural Relics Zhejiang Prov, Nanchang 330009, Peoples R China
Chemical composition is an important information of studying the provenance character of ancient pottery and porcelain. The ancient celadon samples produced in Later Tang (850-907 A.D.) to Former Southern Song (1127-1279 A.D.) have been analyzed with NAA. Its provenance characteristic was compared with that of Hongzhou Kiln of Jiangxi Province and Yaozhou Kiln of Shanxi Province in this paper. The experimental data were studied with statistic methods. The results indicated that the chemical compositions of ancient porcelain body samples made in three kilns were different. The difference is able to be identified. The porcelain body materials of both Silongkou Yue Kiln and Hongzhou Kiln were similar. The samples of Yaozhou kiln in north of China existed obvious difference.