This volume focuses specifically on the applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. The papers deal with. Applications, possibilities, and limitations of handheld XRF in art conservation and archaeology. Over the last decade the technique of X-ray fluorescence has. This much-needed volume is a testament to the increasing popularity of handheld or portable X-ray fluorescence analysis (PXRF) in art history and archaeology.

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Arfhaeology has become a problem for conservators and in some cases for descendant communities wishing to repatriate cultural objects or use curated specimens in contemporary ceremonies.

Their paper is a cautious comparison of results obtained using a bench-mounted XRF unit and a handheld analyzer to record elemental composition of selected Maya ceramics.

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An advantage of handheld analyzers is the ability to conduct on-site analysis of artifacts, features, and sediments as an aid to excavation. You can filter on reading intentions from the listas well as view them within your profile. Second, data collection is not always nondestructive, as 1 surfaces must be cleaned prior to data collection, and 2 compositional heterogeneity of many archaeological materials requires that such samples be destructively processed prior to analysis.


Mass Book Published by: Richards American Journal of Archaeology Vol. Using anc XRF to aid in phasing, locus comparisons, and material homogeneity assessment at an archaeological excavation pp.

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Table of Contents pp. Farthing and Aaron Fir. Published online at www. The authors are led to argue that PXRF can approximate the accuracy and precision of the bench-mounted unit. Please log in to set a read status.

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Handheld XRF for Art and Archaeology

In addition, the book includes a chapter on the use of a handheld analyzer as an aid to archaeological excavation. Chapter 9 Shugar and Sirois provides an introduction to the use of XRF as a means of identifying heavy metal archaeologj historically used as preservatives on ethnographic collections. Have you read this?

Second, since PXRF analyzers return only elements, the complex compounds an artist may have used to produce a particular pigment may be invisible to the analyzer. How do I set a reading intention To set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: Using case studies, the authors demonstrate that 1 careful calibration is necessary to achieve accurate results, and 2 cleaning or sanding of the analyzed surface is necessary to avoid significant mischaracterization of the glass matrix.

Leuven University Press Series: Practical approaches to quantification and acquisition pp. If there are any weaknesses to the volume, it is the lack of a more comprehensive treatment of prehistoric ceramics and the exclusion of studies of lithics other than obsidian. This much-needed volume is a testament to the increasing popularity of handheld or portable X-ray fluorescence analysis PXRF in art history and archaeology.


However, they caution that the method lacks the necessary precision to allow monitoring of changes in single items through time. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: They note an additional complication resulting from the presence of inks often used in conjunction with illuminations. The chapter provides an in-depth review of the procedures used by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.

X-ray fluorescence approaches and challenges pp. First, unless samples are preprocessed in some way, the technique is nondestructive and can be employed on objects that would otherwise be impossible to sample.

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Donais and George ch. Buy This Book in Print. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Index to Volumes 1—10 — For these reasons, McGlinchey suggests that PXRF of pigments should utilize only qualitative data and that the method may be most effective as a screening technique prior to more discriminating analyses.