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X-rays for Archaeology

Editors: Uda, M., Demortier, G., Nakai, I. (Eds.)

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The application of X-rays to archaeological objects with the goal of gaining insight into both their construction and chemical composition, in a non-destructive manner, dates back to the discovery of radiation. Nowadays, X-ray techniques, such as X-ray fluorescense and diffraction are standard tools. This book offers physicists, art historians, archaeologists, curators, and conservators a detailed overview via contributions written by leading scientists in the field. The book contains scientific data, i.e. in situ measurement data taken with portable XRF and XRD, and fine data taken with accelerating ion beams and synchrotron radiations, together with their explanations. Results obtained by traditional scientific methods are also reviewed. The broad data collection spans experimental data taken both from monuments in the field and exhibits in museums, for example:

ancient Egyptian wall-painting pigments
ancient Egyptian wooden statues and mummies
ancient Greek funerary monuments
Cypriot ceramics
medieval, Lyubliana and Venetian glass
Romanian ceramics
ancient Near-Eastern clay
old Japanese porcelain
pre-Hispanic items from America
ancient Chinese underglaze-red
blue and white porcelain
Chinese celadon
Phoenician cosmetics

Also included are data from glazes, ancient gold and silver coins, gold jewelleries, gold alloys, corroded metals, gemstones (ruby, emerald and garnet), painting pigments, pottery, bronze, obsidian, stucco, turquoise, and so on. The discussion fostered here between natural scientists and archaeologists anticipates the future direction of archaeology.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Characterization of Pigments Used in Ancient Egypt

    Pages 3-26

    Uda, M.

  • Importance of in-situ EDXRF Measurements in the Preservation and Conservation of Material Culture

    Pages 27-53

    Karydas, A.G. (et al.)

  • Scientific Field Research in Egypt

    Pages 55-63

    Yoshimura, Sakuji

  • Ion Beam Techniques for the Non-destructive Analysis of Archaelogical Materials

    Pages 67-100

    Demortier, Guy

  • The Origin of Ancient Gemstones Unveiled by PIXE, PIGE and μ-Raman Spectrometry

    Pages 101-112

    Calligaro, T.

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
X-rays for Archaeology
Editors
  • M. Uda
  • G. Demortier
  • I. Nakai
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3581-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3581-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3580-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9094-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 308
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