Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans: Studies in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Restoration and Conservation

Author:   Nona Palincas ,  Corneliu C. Ponta
Publisher:   Archaeopress
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9781789691962


Pages:   168
Publication Date:   31 March 2019
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Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans: Studies in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Restoration and Conservation


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In a period when, particularly in the West, the study of archaeological remains is enriched through new methods derived from the natural sciences and when there is general agreement on the need for more investment in the study, restoration and conservation of the tangible cultural heritage, this book presents contributions to these fields from South-Eastern Europe. This region is characterised by a contrast between the rather limited development of the above scientific methods and the particularly rich and diverse material remains of its past societies, as well as by an obvious need to bring closer together traditionally-trained archaeologists with specialists in natural sciences interested in the research and conservation of ancient material remains. The title 'Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans' intends to show that the volume is part of this effort. The departing point of this volume is the 5th Balkan Symposium of Archaeometry (25-29 September 2016, Sinaia, Romania), where most of the papers published here were presented in preliminary form. The contributors are specialists from South-Eastern Europe as well as from other European countries working there. Some chapters focus on methods (in the research of glass, restoration of stone monuments affected by contemporary graffiti, conservation by irradiation of organic materials such as wood and human and animal body remains); most chapters present case studies (analyses of ceramics, metals, soils, wood anatomy, isotope-based reconstruction of human diet, ancient DNA, radiocarbon dating, technology assisted field survey, as well as restoration of paper and pigments); sometimes several methods are combined. The volume covers nearly all aspects of heritage sciences employed in this part of Europe.

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Author:   Nona Palincas ,  Corneliu C. Ponta
Publisher:   Archaeopress
Imprint:   Archaeopress
Dimensions:   Width: 20.50cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 29.00cm
Weight:   0.610kg
ISBN:  

9781789691962


ISBN 10:   1789691966
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   31 March 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Livius Trache; Multiple Investigation Methods Combined; Micro-and Macroarchaeology - How Can the Two Be Combined? - by Ulrike Sommer, Silvia Amicone, Elena Chernysheva; Archaeometry and Individual Biographies: Evidence from Radiocarbon Dating, Isotope-Based Diet Reconstruction and Metal Composition from the 14th-17th-Century Cemetery in Barasti (Southern Romania) - by Nona Palincas, Corina Anca Simion, Gabriela Odilia Sava, Oana Gaza, Tiberiu Bogdan Sava, Bogdan Constantinescu, Daniela Stan and Maria Mihaela Manea); Radiocarbon Dating; Case Studies on the Dating of Bronze Age Cremation Burials in Hungary - by Janos Dani, Kitti Koehler, Gabriella Kulcsar, Istvan Major, Eszter Melis, Robert Patay, Geza Szabo, Tamas Hajdu, Istvan Futo, Robert Huszank and Viktoria Kiss); Revisiting the Radiocarbon-Based Chronology of the Wietenberg Culture (Middle Bronze Age Transylvania): A Debate of Supra-Regional Relevance - by Nona Palincas, Mihai Rotea, Tiberiu Bogdan Sava, Gabriela Odilia Sava, Oana Gaza, Monica Bodea and Constantin David); Archaeological-Historical Information and Radiocarbon Dating: Problems of the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age Chronology of the Carpathian-Danubian-Balkan Region - by Attila Laszlo; Radiocarbon Dating of the Wooden Church in Borovinesti (Southern Romania, 19th Century): An Attempt to Elucidate the History of the Church - by Corina Anca Simion, Nona Palincas, Gabriela Odilia Sava, Oana Gaza, Iuliana Madalina Stanciu, Tiberiu Bogdan Sava, Doru Gheorghe Pacesila, Iulia Anania and Laurentiu Dragomir; Archaeometallurgy; Compositional Analysis of the Agighiol Hoard: Provenance and Possible Links to Pieces in the Detroit Institute of Arts and the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art - by Bogdan Constantinescu, Daniela Stan, Angela Vasilescu and Mircea Babes; Ceramics; Compositional Analysis of the White and Red Colours in the Chalcolithic 'Sanctuary' at Cascioarele-'Ostrovel' tell (Southern Romania, c. 4800-4550 cal BC) - by Radu-Alexandru Dragoman, Maria-Mihaela Manea, Radu Florin Andrei, Dragos Alexandru Mirea, Madalina Ravar, Corina Anca Simion and Mihai Straticiuc; Archaeometric Studies of Boian Pottery from Nanov-'Vistireasa 3' (Teleorman County, Romania, c. 4800-4500 cal BC) - by Vasile Opris, Dragos Alexandru Mirea, Radu Florin Andrei, Mihai Straticiuc, Corina Anca Simion, Ioana Stanculescu, Lucretia Miu and Laurentiu Dinca; Glass; Glass Analysis in Relation to Historical Questions - by Ziga Smit; Pigments; A Decorated Islamic Manuscript from the Ottoman Turkish Period: Paper Characterization, Dating and Conservation - by Maja Kostadinovska, Irena Naumovska, Zorica Jakovleska Spirovska and Tatijana Kancevska Smickovska; The Micro-Chemical and Spectroscopic Study of Component Materials in 18th- and 19th- Century Printed Holy Books - by Maja Kostadinovska, Orhideja Grupce, Zorica Jakovleska-Spirovska and Biljana Minceva-Sukarova; DNA Analysis; DNA Analysis of the Human Remains Found in a Cucuteni Ritual Pit in Eastern Romania (4100-3800 cal BC) - by Neculai Bolohan, Florica Matau, Mitica Ciorpac and Dragos Lucian Gorgan; Archaeometric Field Research Methods; The Boyadzhik Concession Area: the Use of GIS Technology in the Protection of Cultural Heritage - by Todor Valchev and Stefan Bakardzhiev; Heritage Conservation Methods; Laser-Assisted Removal of Graffiti Paint on Stone: Potential Use in the Restoration of Cultural Heritage Monuments - by Viktoria Atanassova, Ivan Kostadinov, Peter Zahariev and Margarita Grozeva; Cultural Heritage Disinfection by Irradiation - Corneliu C. Ponta; Nuclear Techniques in Preservation Treatments of Archaeological Organic Materials and How to Take Archaeological Studies into Account When Applying Them - by Laurent Cortella

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NONA PALINCAS is senior researcher with the Vasile Parvan Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest. Her research interests include both social archaeology (particularly gender, body practices, power, knowledge, agency and creativity in the south-east European Bronze and Iron Ages and in contemporary archaeology) and archaeometry (primarily radiocarbon dating and analysis of archaeological ceramics). She has conducted excavations in the pre- and protohistoric settlement at Popesti (Romania), the Late Iron Age habitation of which was identified with Argedaon/Argedava the residence of the father of the Dacian king Burebista. In various publications she has pleaded for stronger development of archaeological theory and of archaeometry in Romania and in South-Eastern Europe in general. CORNELIU C. PONTA, PhD, chemical engineer, has worked for more than 40 years at the Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) in Magurele, Romania. He established, developed and led the IRASM Radiation Processing Centre - a department orientated to research and development, treatments, consulting, promotion and implementation of applications of gamma irradiation. Among these the disinfection of cultural heritage by gamma irradiation is now an accepted conservation alternative in Romania. Recently he contributed to the book 'Uses of Ionizing Radiation for Tangible Cultural Heritage Conservation' (IAEA, Radiation Technology Series No. 6, 2017).

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