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Introduction

Gilberto Artioli

in Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548262
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.003.0001
Introduction

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The introductory chapter is a personal review of the basic concepts of archaeometry and conservation science, as seen by the different players in the field: artists, archaeologists, curators, and scientists. Though partial and undoubtedly biased, it attempts to show the multifaceted aspects of the use of scientific methods to the materials of cultural heritage, including some of the current misconceptions and practical problems.

Keywords: archaeometry; conservation science; artist; archaeologist; curator; scientist; cultural heritage

Chapter.  5904 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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