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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Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. To assure interlaboratory comparability, each analysis must thus include a set of readings taken from a published reference standard.

Aand note that the noninvasive although some surface preparation of sampled sherds took place in the reported study and portable nature of the technique allows for the possibility of sampling large collections arcchaeology the field.

Share your thoughts with other customers. That popularity is due to several factors. Nonetheless, the data suggests PXRF analysis can successfully haandheld between various porcelain wares, especially when complemented by interdisciplinary collaboration of archaeologists and experts in ancillary fields such as art history, materials science, and geology.

Moreover, pigments and inks on underlying pages may be detected as well as the targeted location. The wide range of successful applications discussed in this book is a testament to that utility. Title Page, Copyright pp.

An advantage of handheld analyzers is the ability to conduct on-site analysis of artifacts, features, and sediments as an aid to excavation. Ten simple rules for better figures. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Although these instruments often greatly simplify data collection, proper selection of analysis conditions and interpretation of the data still require an understanding of the principles of x-ray spectroscopy. Leuven University Press Series: 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 analyzer.


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Using handheld XRF to aid in phasing, locus haandheld, and material homogeneity assessment at an archaeological excavation pp. Mass Book Published by: The book would be a useful reader in an upper-level undergraduate or graduate class on material culture analysis and should rapidly become a standard part of the toolkit of anyone interested in using PXRF technology to investigate the composition of cultural heritage materials.

Chapter 3 Stulik and Kaplan introduces the reader to the use of XRF as an aid to determining the structure and composition of photographs.

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Using case studies, the authors demonstrate that 1 careful calibration is necessary to achieve accurate results, and 2 cleaning handehld sanding of the analyzed surface is necessary to avoid significant mischaracterization of the glass matrix. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? XRF analysis of manuscript illuminations pp.

However, PXRF use can be problematic for several reasons. Chapters 2 and 7 deal with the analysis of bronze and silver artifacts, respectively.

Lines and paragraphs break automatically. This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. Application of a handheld XRF spectrometer in research and identification of photographs pp.

If all of this is bad news, the good news is that in many applications, modern, properly used, and carefully calibrated handheld instruments are capable of closely approximating the precision and accuracy of more expensive bench-mounted units.


Chapter 9 Shugar and Sirois provides an introduction to the use of XRF as a archaeolgy of identifying heavy metal pesticides historically used as preservatives on ethnographic collections. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Donais and George ch.

The papers collected in the volume address virtually every application of XRF technology likely to be of interest to archaeologists, with the exception of studies of bone chemistry.

Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology

Setting up reading intentions help you organise your course reading. The chapter includes a discussion of both qualitative and quantitative analyses and should be useful to arrt curator or conservator faced with identifying toxins in an ethnographic collection. Index to Volumes 1—10 — Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Analytical data, interpretation and presentation Next: More information about text formats.

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In addition, the book includes a chapter on the use of a handheld analyzer as an aid to archaeological excavation. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Chapters 3—6 deal with applications targeting photographs, paintings, documents, and paper. Samples from Tlacuachero, an Archaic-period shell midden site in Chiapas, Mexico, were analyzed in an attempt to determine the soil composition of a prepared floor presumed to be made of clay, upon which processing of seafood tissue handhheld place.

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