Metallography in Archaeology and Art

Metallography in Archaeology and Art

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the metallographic study of ancient metals. Metallography is important both conceptually as a microstructural science and in terms of its application to the study of ancient and historic metals. Metallography is a well-established methodology for the characterization of the microstructure of metals, which continues to be significant today in quality control and characterization of metallic properties. Not only does the metallographic examination of ancient metals present its own challenges in terms of sample size and interpretation of evidence, but it must be integrated with archaeological data and cultural research in order to obtain the most meaningful results. Issues of authentication and the establishment of fakes and forgeries of metallic artefacts often involve metallographic evidence of both metal and patina or corrosion interface, as an essential component of such a study. The present volume sets out the basic features of relevant metallic systems, enhanced with a series of examples of typical microstructural types, with illustrative case studies and examples throughout the text derived from studies undertaken by the two authors. This book provides a comprehensive presentation of metallography for archaeologists, archaeometallurgists, conservators, conservation scientists and metallurgists of modern materials.

Metallography and Microstructure in Ancient and Historic Metals

Metallography and Microstructure in Ancient and Historic Metals

David A. Scott provides a detailed introduction to the structure and morphology of ancient and historic metallic materials. Much of the scientific research on this important topic has been inaccessible, scattered throughout the international literature, or unpublished; this volume, although not exhaustive in its coverage, fills an important need by assembling much of this information in a single source. Jointly published by the GCI and the J. Paul Getty Museum, the book deals with many practical matters relating to the mounting, preparation, etching, polishing, and microscopy of metallic samples and includes an account of the way in which phase diagrams can be used to assist in structural interpretation. The text is supplemented by an extensive number of microstructural studies carried out in the laboratory on ancient and historic metals. The student beginning the study of metallic materials and the conservation scientist who wishes to carry out structural studies of metallic objects of art will find this publication quite useful.

Archaeology

An Introduction

Archaeology

A substantially revised and expanded edition of one of the most widely-used and respected general introductions to the field of archaeology.

The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 2

The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 2

Since 2007 the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project has endeavored to bring to light the vast archaeological and historical record of the site of Jaffa in Israel. Continuing the effort begun with The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, this volume is a collection of independent studies and final reports on smaller excavations that do not require individual book-length treatments. These include overviews of archaeological research in Jaffa, historical and archaeological studies of Medieval and Ottoman Jaffa, reports on excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority at both the Postal Compound between 2009 and 2011 and the Armenian Compound in 2006 and 2007, and studies of the excavations of Jacob Kaplan and Haya Ritter-Kaplan in Jaffa on behalf of the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums from 1955 to 1974.

ABIA: South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index

Volume Three – South Asia

ABIA: South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index

Volume Three offers 1643 annotated records on publications regarding the art and archaeology of South Asia, Central Asia and Tibet selected from the ABIA Index database at www.abia.net which were published between 2002 and 2007.

China Archaeology and Art Digest

China Archaeology and Art Digest

"A comprehensive quarterly digest and index of all quality Chinese publications in the archeological and art history fields;" includes also translated longer synopses of articles on topics covered, and a report of archeological news.

Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials

Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology V:

Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology V:

The MRS Symposium Proceeding series is an internationally recognised reference suitable for researchers and practitioners.