Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone
Archetype, 2002 - Art - 420 pages
In the last decade, geologists, physicists and chemists have made great progress in finding scientific techniques to aid archaeologists, epigraphers, philologists and historians of ancient art and architecture in identifying the stones used in ancient monuments and works of art. The principal encounters for exploring these scientific techniques and their applications to the humanities have been the conferences of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity (ASMOSIA). The fifth conference, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1998, brings out a new wealth of highly reliable results for monument-rich countries such as Italy and Greece, where new technologies have been coupled with traditional analysis and expertise. ASMOSIA 5 explores the new picture of the archaeological and economic realities in regions ranging from Turkey to Norway that overviews of the use of stone, especially marble, have helped to compose. The book advances new views of sculptors' working methods, identifies new quarries, explores long-known quarries and restores the proper names of some quarries.
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2nd century Aliki Analisi dei Materiali ancient Antiquity Aphrodisias Archaeological Museum Archaeometry architectural artifacts Asgari ASMOSIA Asomatos Athens Bordeaux breccia Bruno building calcite Cape Vathy carbon and oxygen Carrara cathodoluminescence characterized cipollino Classical Marble colored column base column shafts Corinthian capital decoration Dipartimento di Storia Dokimeion dolomite dolomite dolomite dolomitic marble elements Figure flint fragments geological Gorgoni grain Greek Haghios Herrmann Herz identified inscription Ionic capital isotope ratios isotopic analysis Italy Kyparissos Lapuente Lazzarini Leuven limestone located marble sculptures Marbres marmor material minerals monuments ND ND ND Parallelepipedal block Parian marble Paros Pensabene Pentelic marble period petrographic Plagioclase Prokonnesian marble Prokonnesos Pyramid of Cestius quarry quarry area quartz rock Roman Rome Sagalassos samples sarcophagi slabs soapstone stable isotope statue stone Study of Marble surface Temple texture Thasian Thasos Thessaloniki tion Turi Ulua Valaxa variability Vathy white marble