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Borate in mummification salts and bones from Pharaonic Egypt.
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The elevated borate content in both mummification salt and ancient bone samples support the suggestion that borate-containing salt had been used and there is a striking correlation of both borate concentration and alkaline phosphatase activity.
The Blackening of Paint Containing Egyptian Blue
Abstract On ancient Egyptian artifacts, paint containing Egyptian blue pigment is often found to have become brownish green or even black. Darkened paints from several coffins have been investigated
A STUDY OF THE DETERIORATION OF EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE SCULPTURE
AbstractThe decay of some Egyptian limestone sculptures during storage in a museum environment has been investigated using a variety of analytical techniques. These have included the chemical
The structure of povlen-type chrysotile
De nouvelles observations sur diagrammes de diffraction des rayons-X et de diffraction 6lectronique du chrysotile de t1rye Povlen montrent qu'outre le clinochrysotile existe arnsi un or&ochrysotile
An Illyrian helmet in the British Museum
Recent research on a helmet of Illyrian type, found in the River Alpheios and purchased by the British Museum in 1914, has yielded interesting historical, epigraphical, and technological information.
Early Iron Age iron-smelting debris from Rwanda and Burundi, East Africa
Iron smelting is attested from at least the first part of the 1st millennium BC in both West and East Africa. In both regions the earliest furnaces seem to have been the slag-pit type. In this study
ROLE OF MATERIALS ANALYSIS IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF EARLY METAL EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY - ZINC AND SILVER-LEAD SMELTING AT ZAWAR, RAJASTHAN
Microscopy and elemental analysis of ore, slag, ceramic and ash from a major metallurgical site have allowed insights into the ancient processes. Constraints have been placed on raw materials and
The identification of carving techniques on Chinese jade
Abstract In a study of the technology used in China to carve jade, a tradition predating the 5th millennium BC, eight artefacts, dated stylistically to the Neolithic Hongshan and Liangzhu cultures
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