Roberto Giustetto

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A large number of polished stone implements from Palaeolithic to Bronze Age sites of Northern Italy and Southern France are made of high-pressure (HP) metamorphic rocks (eclogite and related rocks), mainly consisting of Na-pyroxene (jadeite to omphacite) from the metamorphic belt of the Western Alps. The standard archaeometric study of prehistoric stone(More)
Maya Blue pigment, used in pre-Colombian America by the ancient Mayas, is a complex between the clay palygorskite and the indigo dye. The pigment can be manufactured by mixing palygorskite and indigo and heating to T > 120 degrees C. The most quoted hypothesis states that the dye molecules enter the microchannels which permeate the clay structure, thus(More)
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