Radiography of Cultural Material

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Routledge, Aug 11, 2006 - Antiques & Collectibles - 208 pages
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Radiography can be an invaluable tool for the study of a diverse array of cultural materials including metals, ceramics, paper, paintings and human and animal remains. In this book, experts in the field bring to life their experiences with the different materials, describing the techniques that can be employed to discover the stories behind the objects.

This second edition, available in paperback for the first time, includes new case studies and images, as well as whole new sections on digital imaging, quality control and animal mummies.
 

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Contents

theory
1
Chapter 2 Radiographic images
20
Chapter 3 Metals
49
Chapter 4 Ceramics
76
Chapter 5 XRays and paper
96
Chapter 6 Paintings
112
archaeohuman and animal remains
130
Chapter 8 Applications of radiography in conservation
155
Chapter 9 Restoration pastiche and fakes
175
Index
189
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About the author (2006)

Colin McEwan is an archaeologist and Head of the Americas section at the British Museum. Andrew Middleton, Caroline Cartwright, and Rebecca Stacey are scientists at the British Museum. Middleton is a minerologist; Cartwright specializes in the identification of wood, fibre, and shell; and Rebecca Stacey is an expert in the characterization of resins, waxes, and gums.

Janet Lang was formerly a Senior Scientist in the same department.

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