Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology IX

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  • Copyright: 2011-09-29
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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Symposium WW, "Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology IX," was held Nov. 29-Dec. 3 at the 2010 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The symposium again featured cutting-edge topics, interdisciplinary research, and innovative applications of traditional and novel analytical methods. Its focus is: characterization of art objects and archaeological artifacts; analysis and reconstruction of the technologies of selection, preparation, production, testing and performance by which materials are produced and transformed into useful, significant and beautiful objects; studies of the properties and performance of ancient objects and the processes underlying their deterioration, preservation and conservation; and the development of sensors, proxies and other tools and methods for evaluation of long-term stability, for non-destructive, in-situ examination and characterization, and for testing new methods and materials for conservation treatment. Preservation of cultural heritage includes developing a critical understanding of how ancient people developed, used and transferred technologies to solve problems of survival, organization and the making of objects that represent what was important to them.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedingsp. xv
Ancient and Traditional Technologies: Analysis and Reconstruction
*An Evaluation of Decorative Techniques on a Red-figure Attic Vase from the Worcester Art Museum Using Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Confocal Microscopy with a Special Focus on the "Relief Line"p. 3
Metallography, Microanalysis & Corrosion of the Athlit Ramp. 35
Methods of Faience Manufacture in Antiquity: Investigation of Colorants and Technological Processesp. 43
Divergent Pottery Firing Practices at the Advent of the Early Bronze Age: The Social Integration of Crafts and Craftspeople at Kura-Araxes Sites in the Northeastern Caucasusp. 55
The Earliest Bead Manufacture in the Americas at the Paleo-Indian Jones-Miller Site, Wray, Coloradop. 67
Influence of Heat Treatment on the Physical Transformations of Flint Used by Neolithic Societies in the Western Mediterraneanp. 81
*Invited Paper
*The History and Scientific Analysis of Pre-1856 Eastern Woodlands Quillwork Dyesp. 89
*Non-destructive Raman Study on the Provenance and Firing Temperature of Guan Wares in the Song Dynastyp. 95
*Diffusion of Indigo Molecules Inside the Palygorskite Clay Channelsp. 103
Beyond the Word: Ink in the Islamic Manuscripts of Northern Nigeriap. 117
Technological Tradition and Change in Tibetan Silversmithing Techniques in Songpan, Sichuan Province, Chinap. 127
Archaeological Science
*Thin Coatings of Ceramics: Some New Developments in France and in Europep. 137
†The Early Iron Age Metal Workshop at Tell Tayinat, Turkeyp. 149
Alloys from Anau: The Manipulation of Metallic Properties in 3rd Millennium B.C. Southern Central Asiap. 157
*Invited Paper
†Beta-Analytic Inc. Outstanding Student Contributions in Conservation and Archeological Sciences
Conser Va Tion Science
*Non-invasive Characterization for Long-term Preservation of Cultural Heritagep. 167
*Preliminary Results of the Use of Hydroxyapatite as a Consolidant for Carbonate Stonesp. 189
*Research on the Corrosion of Bronze Weapons from the Pits of the Terracotta Warriorsp. 197
Structural Degradation of Third Millennium B.C.E. Archaeological Wood from Shahr-i Sukhta, Iranp. 215
Technical Art History
*The Redecoration History of a Chinese Polychromed Guanyin Attributed to the llth-12th Century C.E. as Deduced from Stratigraphic Microanalysisp. 231
Non-destructive Study of the Independence Act of the Mexican Empire of 1821p. 249
*Space Heritage: The Apollo Heat Shield; Atmospheric Reentry Imprint on Materials' Surfacep. 265
*Deterioration in Abstract Expressionist Paintings: Analysis of Zinc Oxide Paint Layers in Works from the Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institutionp. 275
*Invited Paper
Funding, Methodology and Instrumentation
*Science at the Interface with Artp. 287
*†Ultrafast Laser Cleaning of Daguerreotypesp. 299
*Seeing Through Corrosion: Using Micro-focus X-ray Computed Tomography and Neutron Computed Tomography to Digitally "Clean" Ancient Bronze Coinsp. 305
Dinosaur and Crocodile Fossils from the Mesozoic of Portugal: Neutron Tomography and Synchrotron-radiation Based Micro-computed Tomographyp. 319
Preparation and Assessment of Superhydrophobic Organic-inorganic Hybrid Coatings for Conservation of Yungang Grottoesp. 333
*Interim Report on the Lightfastness Correlation Projectp. 339
*Invited Paper
†Beta-Analytic Inc. Outstanding Student Contributions in Conservation and Archeological Sciences
Interdisciplinary or Cross-Disciplinary Contributions
Reconstructing the Past to Prevent Future Loss: The Dyeing Industry of Pompeiip. 351
Microstructure and its Physicochemical Basis for the White Porcelain from Gongyi Kiln of Henan Province in Chinap. 361
Author Indexp. 383
Subject Indexp. 385
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