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Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Issues in Materials Science: Volume 1374. MRS Proceedings

  • ID: 2315253
  • Book
  • 310 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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This volume of proceedings is published by the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press, and it is the first one to bear the title Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Issues in Materials Science (CHARIMSc). More than 90 papers were presented during this symposium, including invited lectures from France, Italy, Israel, Thailand and Mexico, as well as oral and poster sessions of participants from Spain, Mexico, Italy, Russia, Poland, United States and Australia. This publication presents selected contributions of the symposium in its 2011 edition, evaluated by an academic committee. Main topics such as nondestructive characterization of cultural heritage, technical studies in art history, archaeological science, conservation studies, biomaterials research and methodologies and instrumentation show the new trends and directions being taken worldwide in the analysis of cultural and archaeological materials.
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Part I - Non-Destructive Characterization of Cultural Heritage:
1. Formation of hyperspectral near-infrared images from artworks;
2. Study of colonial manuscripts from San Nicolás Coatepec, México, through UV and IR imaging and XRF;

Part II - Technical Studies in Art History:
3. Chromatographic investigations of purple archaeological bio-material pigments used as biblical dyes;
4. Characterization of a natural dye by spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques;
5. The influence of glass in the color of red lakes layers in oil painting: a case study in a pictorial series attributed to Murillo located in Guadalajara, Mexico;
6. Xavier Guerrero, de México a Chile (from Mexico to Chile), some remarks about the use of Portland cement in Mexican muralism;

Part III - Archaeological Science:
7. Foreing produced shell objects in the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan;
8. Technological and material characterization of lapidary artifacts from Tamtoc archaeological site, Mexico;
9. Comparative study of two blue pigments from the Maya Region of Yucatan;
10. Technical study of a set of metallic artifacts from the Maya site of Lagartero, Chiapas, Mexico;
11. Identifying the criteria for determining status burials by results of integrated analysis;
12. New insights into ancient Maya building materials: characterization of mortar, plaster, and coquina flagstones from Toniná;

Part IV - Conversation Studies:
13. How to make a latex rubber sculpture? Manufacturing studies that improve the creative work of an artist;
14. Decay degree determination of archaeological shell objects from the great temple of Tenochtitlan, using a visible light spectrometer;
15. Identification of microorganisms associated to the biodegradation of historic masonry structure in San Francisco de Campeche City, México;
16. Chemical evolution of the volcanic tuff from the Santa Mónica church in Guadalajara, Mexico;
17. Correlation of atmospheric dust and rainfall as basalt chemical weathering precursors;
18. Additions of minerals in clays of Morelia Region, Mexico: effects on volumetric stabilization and color;

Part V - Biomaterials Topics:
19. Trace element analysis of bone from past populations in the peninsula of Yucatan;
20. Morphometric characterization of the maize: a case study in postclassic Xaltocan;
21. Self sacrifice awls in Cantona, Puebla, Mexico;

Part VI - Methodologies and Instrumentation:
22. Silver nanoparticles for SERS identification of dyes;
23. Photoacoustic analysis of natural indigo, Palygorskite and synthetic Maya blue;
24. Site-specific analysis of deformation patterns on archaeological heritage by satellite radar interferometry.
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Jose Luis Ruvalcaba Sil Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Javier Reyes Trujeque
Adrian Velazquez Castro
Manuel Espinosa Pesqueira
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