Analytical Methods Helping the Archaeologists: Archaeometry

Irina DUMITRIU, Radu Claudiu FIERASCU, Rodica Mariana ION
2009 The Annals of "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati. Fascicle IX, Metallurgy and Materials Science  
Very important objects of cultural heritage are material objects and objects of art produced by all communities. The physical and mechanical properties of material culture are always of prime concern to archaeometry and science-based archaeology. The preservation of material culture for future generations with the best possible fidelity requires in-depth knowledge, to aid the most suitable restoration, conservation, storage, and eventual museum display. A wise utilization of modern methods of
more » ... emical analysis is a significant element of research studies into such objects providing information on the most suitable methods of their restoration and conservation. There is wide enthusiasm among conservators and curators for the application of analytical tools to enhance the management of collections. Modern chemical analysis offers numerous methods and measuring techniques which can be employed for archaeometric purposes. This paper is a short overlook to the analytical methods currently applied in archaeometry, as well as our own group experience concerning this subject.
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