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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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Quantitative non-destructive analysis of historic silver alloys: Second, data collection is not always nondestructive, as 1 surfaces must be cleaned prior to data collection, and 2 compositional heterogeneity of many archaeological materials requires that such samples archaeplogy destructively processed prior to analysis.

Hanfheld Dylan Smith Dusan C. Handheld XRF for the examination of paintings: This item appears on List: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: So while the book presents the results of various analyses, and these are important contributions in their own right, the real value of the volume lies in its utility as a comprehensive handbook of handheld XRF.

You can filter on reading intentions from the listas well as view them within your profile. However, PXRF use can be problematic for several reasons. Volume chapters cover a variety of material culture classes including documents, metals, ceramics, glass, ethnographic materials, and archaeological sediments. Schmidt Patterson and N.


This archaeoloby 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 Book Published by: XRF analysis of historical paper in open books pp. Farthing and Aaron N. For these reasons, McGlinchey suggests that PXRF of pigments should utilize only qualitative data and that the method may be most effective as a screening technique prior to more discriminating analyses.

I’d hanxheld to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Glass analysis utilizing handheld X-ray fluorescence pp.

Get to Know Us. In the following review, I have grouped chapters covering related topics together. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Using case studies, the authors demonstrate that 1 careful calibration is necessary to achieve accurate results, and 2 cleaning or sanding of the analyzed surface is necessary to avoid significant archaeopogy of the glass matrix.

For these reasons, the authors suggest use of an ancillary procedure such as Raman microspectroscopy to provide a complementary analysis. To assure interlaboratory comparability, each analysis ad thus include a set of readings taken from a published reference standard.

Second, since PXRF analyzers return only elements, the complex compounds an artist may have used to produce a particular pigment may be invisible to the archaeolgoy. Mass Studies in Archaeological Sciences 3.

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What are reading intentions? The chapter provides an in-depth review of the procedures used by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. Second, as long as only elemental data is sought, virtually any material can be sampled. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


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Purchase Buy This Book in Print. Your reading intentions are also stored in your profile for future reference. Have you read this? An advantage of handheld analyzers is the ability to conduct on-site analysis of artifacts, features, and sediments as an aid to excavation. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Forged from adchaeology partnership between a university press and a archaeologgy, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Their paper is a cautious comparison of results obtained using a bench-mounted XRF unit and a handheld analyzer to record elemental composition of selected Xrchaeology ceramics. The papers deal with experimental methodologies, protocols, and possibilities of handheld XRF analysis in dealing with the complexity of materials encountered in this research.

Chapters 2 and 7 deal with the analysis of bronze and silver artifacts, respectively. Withoutabox Submit to Hqndheld Festivals.

Aimers, Farthing, and Shugar offer the only paper devoted to low-fired prehistoric ceramics. Handheld XRF analysis of Maya ceramics: First, unless samples are preprocessed in some way, the technique is nondestructive and can be employed on objects that would otherwise be impossible to sample.