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The Contribution of Mineralogy to Cultural Heritage

Series: EMU Notes in Mineralogy Volume: 20
By: Gilberto Artioli(Editor), Roberta Oberti(Editor)
448 pages, illustrations
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  • The Contribution of Mineralogy to Cultural Heritage ISBN: 9780903056618 Paperback Jan 2019 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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The chapters contributed to the volume recognize the important and diverse contributions of mineralogy to the valorization, characterization, interpretation and conservation of cultural heritage. The book focuses on examples of materials and methodological issues rather than technical/analytical details. We have attempted to deal with the cultural heritage materials in chronological order of their technological developments, to relate them to past human activities, and to highlight unresolved problems in need of investigation.


Chapter 1. Introduction: The role of modern mineralogy in cultural heritage studies / G. Artioli and R. Oberti
Chapter 2. Variations on the silica theme: Classification and provenance from Pliny to current supplies / E. Gliozzo
Chapter 3. Glass and other vitreous materials through history / I. Angelini, B. Gratuze and G. Artioli
Chapter 4. The Vitruvian legacy: Mortars and binders before and after the Roman world / G. Artioli, M. Secco and A. Addis
Chapter 5. Mineralogy of slags: A key approach for our understanding of ancient copper smelting processes / D. Bourgarit
Chapter 6. The struggle between thermodynamics and kinetics: Phase evolution of ancient and historical ceramics / R. B. Heimann and M. Maggetti
Chapter 7. Mineral pigments: the colourful palette of nature / I. Reiche
Chapter 8. Gems and man: a brief history / G. Rapp
Chapter 9. Gemmology in the service of archaeometry / M. P. Riccardi, L. Prosperi, S. C. Tarantino and M. Zema
Chapter 10. Ancient Mediterranean polychrome stones / L. Lazzarini
Chapter 11. Obsidian and volcanic glass shards: Characterization and provenancing / D. Barca, G. M. Crisci and D. Miriello
Chapter 12. Synchrotron Radiation InfraRed microspectroscopy and imaging in the characterization of archaeological materials and cultural heritage artefacts / A. Marcelli and G. Cinque

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Series: EMU Notes in Mineralogy Volume: 20
By: Gilberto Artioli(Editor), Roberta Oberti(Editor)
448 pages, illustrations
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