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Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage: An introduction to the application of materials science to archaeometry and conservation science

Gilberto Artioli

Abstract

Scientific techniques and methods developed in materials science offer invaluable information to archaeology, art history, and conservation. A rapidly growing number of innovative analytical techniques, as well as many established experimental ones, are constantly being improved and optimized for the analysis of cultural heritage materials. The book is intended as a comprehensive entry-level introduction to the methods and rationales of scientific investigations of the cultural heritage materials, with emphasis placed on analytical strategies and modes of operation, materials properties, and r ... More

Keywords: scientific methods, archaeometry, conservation science, archaeology, cultural heritage, materials science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199548262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilberto Artioli, author
Director of the CIRCe Center for the Study of Cement Materials, and Professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography at the University of Padova, Italy