Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology

This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld X-ray fluorescence devices in art conservation and archaeology.


Author: Aaron N. Shugar

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058679079

Category: Social Science

Page: 473

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This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld X-ray fluorescence devices in art conservation and archaeology.

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

“Handheld XRF Analysis of Maya Ceramics: A Pilot Study Presenting Issues
Related to Quantification and Calibration.” In: Shugar, A. N. and Mass, J. L. (eds),
Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology (Leuven: Leuven University Press), ...


Author: Alice M. W. Hunt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191503764

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis draws together topics and methodologies essential for the socio-cultural, mineralogical, and geochemical analysis of archaeological ceramic. Ceramic is one of the most complex and ubiquitous archaeomaterials in the archaeological record: it occurs around the world and through time in almost every culture and context, from building materials and technological installations to utilitarian wares and votive figurines. For more than 100 years, archaeologists have used ceramic analysis to answer complex questions about economy, subsistence, technological innovation, social organization, and dating. The volume is structured around the themes 'Research design and data analysis', 'Foundational concepts', 'Evaluating ceramic provenance', 'Investigating ceramic manufacture', 'Assessing vessel function', and 'Dating ceramic assemblages'. It provides a common vocabulary and offers practical tools and guidelines for ceramic analysis using techniques and methodologies ranging from network analysis and typology to rehydroxylation dating and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Each chapter provides the theoretical background and practical guidelines, such as cost and destructiveness of analysis, for each technique, as well as detailed case studies illustrating the application and interpretation of analytical data for answering anthropological questions.

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology

Methods Two methods of elemental analysis were used , X - ray fluorescence (
XRF ) and inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectroscopy ( ICP -
OES ) . XRF data was collected with a handheld , Innov - X systems XT - 440L
and ...




ISBN: UIUC:30112096204570

Category: Antiquities


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Bio and Material Cultures at Qumran

... and expanded usability of this analytical method in the field of art and
archaeology ( Cesareo 2003 , Sugihara et al . 2001 , Ferrero et al . 1999 , 2001 ) .
The development of XRF instrumentation suitable for portable employment
expands the ...


Author: Jan Gunneweg


ISBN: UOM:39015070764561

Category: Antiquities

Page: 296

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Many important historical events have occured in ancient Israel. A huge amount of material signs of civilization has been excavated and studied and the bio- as well as material culture has shed light on how the ancients lived, what they did to stay alive, and what were the reasons they became ill and died. One of the most important gifts that has come to us just by an accidental find are the Dead Sea Scrolls that are the backbone for exploring the oral tradition between the spiritual writings of 2000 years ago and what is known today as the "Bible". The Dead Sea Scrolls are the focus of the Qumran Project and the scientific research has started to illuminate the background of these manuscripts. This volume summarises the presentations given at a meeting held at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Israel) in 2005. The Qumran Project is part of COST Action G8, entitled "Non-destructive analysis and testing of museum objects". G8 represents an European network fostering interdisciplinary cooperation to improve the preservation and conservation of our cultural heritage by increasing the information on museum objects through non-destructive analysis and testing. Action G8 and those proceedings have been supported by COST, an intergovernmental European framework that allows the coordination of nationally funded research at a pan-European level (see: www.cost.esf.org).

Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts

ELIZABETH S. PEÑA Archaeology , Full Professor , PhD , Boston University ,
1990 Phone : 776-878-5025 DR . ... from museums and individual
handheld , clients .



Publisher: College Art Assn

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133315270

Category: Art

Page: 390

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Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts is an indispensable, comprehensive guide to schools that offer a Master's or other advanced degree in art studies, including studio art, graphic and web design, art education, film production, conservation, and historic preservation. Compiled by the College Art Association, this easy-to-use directory includes over 350 schools and English-language academic programs in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and elsewhere worldwide. Listings provide descriptions of special courses; numbers, names, and specializations of faculty; facilities, studios, and special equipment; student opportunities for research and work; information on financial aid, fellowships, and assistantships; application requirements; and details on housing, health insurance, studio safety, and other practical matters. An index lists schools alphabetically and by state and country for quick reference. An introductory essay provides a detailed description of the elements of a program entry, including explanations of the various kinds of programs and degrees offered, placing the search and selection process in context. This is the third edition of this directory published by CAA.

250 Jahre Nickel


Author: Eberhard Auer


ISBN: UOM:39015055443314

Category: Nickel alloys

Page: 227

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Portable Spectroscopy and Spectrometry Applications

Portable Spectroscopy and Spectrometry: Volume Two is most comprehensive resource available on the many applications of portable spectrometers, including material not found in any other published work.


Author: Richard A. Crocombe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119636403

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 148

The most comprehensive resource available on the many applications of portable spectrometers, including material not found in any other published work Portable Spectroscopy and Spectrometry: Volume Two is an authoritative and up-to-date compendium of the diverse applications for portable spectrometers across numerous disciplines. Whereas Volume One focuses on the specific technologies of the portable spectrometers themselves, Volume Two explores the use of portable instruments in wide range of fields, including pharmaceutical development, clinical research, food analysis, forensic science, geology, astrobiology, cultural heritage and archaeology. Volume Two features contributions by a multidisciplinary team of experts with hands-on experience using portable instruments in their respective areas of expertise. Organized both by instrumentation type and by scientific or technical discipline, 21 detailed chapters cover various applications of portable ion mobility spectrometry (IMS), infrared and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, Raman and x-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, smartphone spectroscopy, and many others. Filling a significant gap in literature on the subject, the second volume of Portable Spectroscopy and Spectrometry: Features a significant amount of content published for the first time, or not available in existing literature Brings together work by authors with assorted backgrounds and fields of study Discusses the central role of applications in portable instrument development Covers the algorithms, calibrations, and libraries that are of critical importance to successful applications of portable instruments Includes chapters on portable spectroscopy applications in areas such as the military, agriculture and feed, hazardous materials (HazMat), art conservation, and environmental science Portable Spectroscopy and Spectrometry: Volume Two is an indispensable resource for developers of portable instruments in universities, research institutes, instrument companies, civilian and government purchasers, trainers, operators of portable instruments, and educators and students in portable spectroscopy courses.