Preface. nInventing a science of make-up; P. Walter. nEtruscan gold dental appliances; M.J. Becker. nPreparation and use of perfumes and perfumed substances in ancient Egypt; M. El-Shimy. nAnalysis of different materials used in ancient Egypt; N. Iskander, et al. nPigments in artwork, cosmetics and archaeology: the role of Raman microscopy in their identification; R.J.H. Clark. nA multidisciplinary approach to pigment analysis: king's yellow and dragon's blood from the Windsor and Newton pigment box at the Victoria and Albert Museum; L. Burgio, et al. nMultispectra spectroscopy through tunable multispectral reflectoscopy 200 nm and 3500 nm; Y. Chrysoulakis, et al. nSpectroscopic techniques for the investigation of Sicilian cultural heritage: two different applications; S. Galli, et al. nA non-destructive analysis by neutron diffraction inside make-up containers in ancient Egypt; P. Martinetto, et al. nUnveiling the structure of ancient lead pigments. Example of 'lead white'; P. Martinetto, et al. nMössbauer spectra of two ancient ceramic products from Moldova; S. Turta, et al.nChemical reactivity of molecular systems in media organized at the molecular scale; Ch. Amatore. nIs supramolecular organisation a key factor for long term preservation? G. Tsoucaris, et al. nAsru: an Egyptian temple chantress: modern spectrometric studies as part of the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Research Project; A.R. David, V. Garner. nMetal threads in historical textiles; M. Jaro. nNew, synchrotron-based imaging techniques and archaeology; J. Doucet. nThe use of focused X-ray beams for non-destructive characterization of historical materials; K.H. Jansen, et al. nAdvances in art and archaeology using X-ray synchrotron radiation; E.Dooryhee.nMicrostructure determined by X-ray diffraction peak profile analysis: a fingerprint in archaeology; T. Ungár, et al. nSR-based molecular speciation of archaeomaterials; E. Pantos, et al. nRecent achievement and perspectives in synchrotron radiation X-ray absorption spectroscopy; J. Purans, et al. nThe emergence of pathogenic bacteria and their impact on human civilization: the case of plague bacillus Yersinia pestis; T. Stepkowski, A.B. Lekocki. nSupramolecular chemistry, chirality and archaeology; J. Lipkowski, M. Asztemborska.nInvisible in archaeological ceramics: research problems; A. Buko. nMolecular characterisation of materials: a new challenge for analytical chemistry; J.P. Mohen.
This book delineates the contours of molecular and structural archaeology as an emergent interdisciplinary field based on structural analysis at the molecular level and examines novel methodologies to reconstruct the synthesis and long-term transformation of materials used in antiquity. The focus of this volume is on cosmetic and therapeutic materials.
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