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Raman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History : RSC Analytical Spectroscopy Monographs - Howell Edwards

Raman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History

RSC Analytical Spectroscopy Monographs

By: Howell Edwards (Editor), John M. Chalmers (Editor), Neil W. Barnett (Editor), Lore Kiefert (Contribution by), Philippe Colomban (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9780854045228
Number Of Pages: 530

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Raman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History highlights the important contributions Raman spectroscopy makes as a non-destructive method for characterising the chemical composition and structure and in determining the provenance and authenticity of objects of archaeological and historical importance. It brings together studies from diverse areas and represents the first dedicated work on use of this technique in this increasingly important field.

Coverage includes: An Introduction to Raman Spectroscopy, including practical aspects of Raman spectroscopy and complementary techniques; Dyes and Pigments; Artefacts; Biological Materials and Degradation; Jewellery and Precious Stones. The book contains a broad selection of real-world examples in the form of case studies to provide the reader with a true appreciation of the procedures that need to be invoked to derive spectroscopic information from some of the most challenging specimens and systems. Colour illustrations of objects of investigation and a database of 72 Raman spectra of relevant minerals are included.

With its extensive examples, Raman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History will be of particular interest to specialists in the field, including researchers and scientific/conservation staff in museums. Academics will find it an invaluable reference to the use of Raman spectroscopy.

Industry Reviews

It is very suitable not only for scientists but also for those conservators involved with Art, Art History, Archaeology and the conservation of heritage......an excellent compendium of the state-of-the-art of Raman spectroscopy and, especially, the most recent advances and findings applied to Art History and Archaeology. * Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2006), 385: 1037-1038 (Maria-Teresa Domenech-Carbo) *
An invaluable and timely contribution to science-based archaeology and art history. * Antiquity, 80 (2006): 733-750 (Stephen Buckley) *
Without doubt essential reading for all those involved in archaeology in general and the conservation and proof of authenticity of works of art in particular. * Chromatographia, January 2006, Vol. 63, No.1/2, 103-105 (E.R. Adlard) *

Introductionp. 3
Introduction to Raman spectroscopyp. 17
Practical Raman spectroscopy and complementary techniquesp. 41
Overview : Raman spectroscopy of pigments and dyesp. 71
Case study : prehistoric artp. 84
Case study : painters and decorators : Raman spectroscopic studies of five Romano-British villas and the Domus Coiedii at Suasa, Italyp. 97
Case study : 10[superscript th] century manuscript Beato de Valcavadop. 121
Case study : micro-Raman and GC-MS of frescoesp. 130
Case study : field and In Situ identification of pigments in works of art by micro-Raman and visible-NIR reflectance spectroscopies : a polychrome 16[superscript th] century Italian fresco and black-coloured Etruscan potteryp. 142
Case study : the analysis of dyes by SERRSp. 152
Overview : Raman spectroscopy of artefactsp. 169
Case study : Raman spectroscopy : a powerful tool for the analysis of museum objectsp. 179
Case study : glasses, glazes and ceramics - recognition of ancient technology from the Raman spectrap. 192
Case study : fifteen years of artefact investigations by Raman spectroscopy at the CNRS Laboratoire de Dynamique,Interactions et Reactivitep. 207
Phase analysis of third millennium Syrian ceramics by micro-Raman spectroscopyp. 217
Overview : biological materials and degradationp. 231
Case study : Raman spectroscopy of archaeological biomaterials : ochred bones and resin tembetap. 280
Case study : Chinese scrolls and other fluorescent samplesp. 292
Case study : ancient textile fibresp. 304
Case study : application of Raman spectroscopy to corrosion productsp. 325
Overview : jewellery and precious stonesp. 335
Case study : diamonds, gemstones and pearls : from the past to the presentp. 379
Case study : analysis of nephrite jade using Raman microscopy and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopyp. 403
Case study : Mesoamerican jadep. 412
Database of 74 Raman spectra of standard minerals of relevance to metal corrosion, stained glass or prehistoric rock artp. 429
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ISBN: 9780854045228
ISBN-10: 0854045228
Series: RSC Analytical Spectroscopy Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 530
Published: 1st May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.87

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