Characterization and Provenance of Archaeological Materials Using Multi-Method Analysis
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 4286
Interests: heritage science; X-ray fluorescence; laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy; multivariate data analysis; optical coherence tomography
Interests: laser spectroscopic techniques; solid-state lasers; colorimetry; microscopy; anoxia
Interests: heritage science; polychrome works of art; characterization and identification of painting materials using non- and micro-invasive spectroscopic techniques; elemental and molecular spectroscopy; spectral databases; data integration; data fusion; open science
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Archaeological objects allow us to look back into history. Each artefact carries important information regarding not only the object itself, its crafting technique, and the social traits of humans at a certain point in time, but also what it has been subjected to from the moment of creation until its discovery. Knowing about our past gives us the chance to create a better future. People have tried for many years to gain a better understanding of our past via the multi-method analysis of minerals present in archaeological objects. However, science is advancing rapidly; so, regarding the physico-chemical analysis of minerals related to archaeological objects, what methods should one choose? What techniques can offer a complete understanding, or is this a multi-faceted question that has no definitive answer? We hope to collate high-quality scientific papers to shed light on the current status and future perspectives of mineral analytical techniques to perform the complex and complete characterization and provenance study of archaeological materials. Both original research articles and reviews can be submitted to this Special Issue.
Dr. Luminita Ghervase
Dr. Monica Dinu
Dr. Ioana Maria Cortea
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- cultural heritage
- geochemical tracers
- burial environment