This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. The papers deal with. Applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. Over the last decade the technique of X-ray fluorescence has. This much-needed volume is a testament to the increasing popularity of handheld or portable X-ray fluorescence analysis (PXRF) in art history and archaeology.

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Richards American Journal of Archaeology Vol. Nonetheless, the data suggests PXRF analysis can successfully discriminate between various porcelain wares, especially when complemented by interdisciplinary collaboration of archaeologists and experts in ancillary fields such as art history, materials science, and geology.

First, unless samples are preprocessed in some way, the technique is nondestructive and can be employed on objects that would otherwise anv impossible to sample.

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Handheld XRF analysis of Maya ceramics: The authors note that handheld instruments cannot differentiate between component phases in a porcelain body and that the method is thus a bulk analysis technique. Type Chapter Author s Aaron N.

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Volume chapters cover a variety of material culture classes including documents, metals, ceramics, glass, ethnographic materials, and archaeological sediments. For these reasons, the authors suggest use of an ancillary procedure such as Raman microspectroscopy to provide a complementary anx. Here’s an example of what they look like: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Setting up reading intentions help you organise your course reading. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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The xxrf provides an in-depth review of the procedures used by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. Shugar and Jennifer L. Get to Know Us. This chapter would make a fine introduction to the use of XRF in any upper-level class on material culture analysis.

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Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. Chapters 3—6 deal with applications targeting photographs, paintings, documents, and paper. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Write a customer review.

Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology

Using case studies of artifacts from the New York Historical Society collections, the authors demonstrate that it is possible to determine the source of silver ores and explore questions of post-manufacturing modification practices. Plain text Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. The introductory chapter is a very useful review of the basics of the XRF technique and an evaluation of the potentials and pitfalls related to the use of PXRF analyzers in cultural handhe,d investigations.


This has become a problem for conservators and in some cases for descendant communities wishing to repatriate cultural objects or use curated specimens in contemporary ceremonies. Mass Reviewed by John D. Table of Contents pp. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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The chapter includes a discussion of both qualitative and quantitative analyses and should be useful to any curator or conservator faced with identifying toxins in an ethnographic collection. You can filter on reading intentions from the listas well as view them within your profile. Shugar and Jennifer L.

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