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Featured article: Assessing the condition of the Domesday Books

In 1085 William the Conqueror commissioned an extensive enquiry into the landholdings of England, the first of its kind for England, with the view to raising taxes. The results were compiled into what have come to be known as Great Domesday and Little Domesday Books, now considered to be one of the most iconic English manuscripts. In this article, Editorial Board Member Tim Wess and colleagues present a collaborative study to determine the condition of the Great and Little Domesday Book, held in The National Archives, UK. The evidence prompts a re-think of the preservation protocols required to extend the usable life of the Domesday Book volumes.

Featured Video: Using modern-day imaging to reveal secrets hidden within mummy cartonnage

Rich with clues into human history, Egyptian mummies have intrigued researchers for centuries. But it isn’t just the preserved bodies that contain valuable information: many mummies were covered with an outer casing called cartonnage, which included layers of recycled papyrus containing text from ancient writings. Although a rich source of information, accessing the textual content of these recycled materials without destroying the attendant mummies has been challenging. 

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    Authors: Stavros Nicolopoulos, Partha P. Das, Pablo J. Bereciartua, Fotini Karavasili, Nikolaos Zacharias, Alejandro Gómez Pérez, Athanassios S. Galanis, Edgar F. Rauch, Raúl Arenal, Joaquim Portillo, Josep Roqué-Rosell, Maria Kollia and Irene Margiolaki

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2018

Manuscripts in the Making
Edited by Dr Paola Ricciardi
Collection published: 9 March 2018


2017

Historic Monuments of the World
Collection published: 10 October 2017

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage, and Archaeology
Edited by Prof. Heather Viles, Dr Yun Lieu and Dr Karina Rodriguez Echavarria
Collection published: 30 January 2017

4th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
Edited by Dr Geert van der Snickt
Collection published: 24 January 2017


2016

Heritage Science in Australia
Collection published: 22 December 2016

The SEAHA-CDT collection
Edited by: Dr Josep Grau-Bove
Collection published: 7 November 2016

Shedding light on the past: Optical Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage
Edited by: Prof. Demetrios Anglos
Collection published: 14 April 2016


2015

Imaging and Analysis of Cultural Heritage Materials
Edited by: Dr Edward Vicenzi
Collection published: 1 December 2015

11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality in Heritage and Historic Environments
Edited by: Dr Jiri Smolik
Collection published: 22 September 2015

Archaeometry international workshop: XRF and Raman applied in archaeology
Edited by: Dr Marcela Sepulveda
Collection published: 11 June 2015

3rd International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage
Edited by: Prof. Manfred Schreiner, Dr Rita Wiesinger
Collection published: 2 April 2015


2014

VIII Italian National Congress of Archaeometry
Edited by: Prof Colombini Maria Perla, Dr Alessandra Bonazza
Collection published: 15 December 2014

Technart 2013: Analytical Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 23-26 September 2013
Collection published: 30 May 2014


2013

Scientific Methods in Archaeology
Edited by: Dr Kaare Lund Rasmussen
Collection published: 6 June 2013

International Conference on Modern Chemical Technology in the Protection of Cultural Heritage, China 2012
Edited by: Prof Ling He
Collection published: 15 April 2013

Aims and Scope

Heritage Science is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research covering scientific, mathematical and computational methods and analysis of objects, materials, artefacts and artworks of cultural and historical significance in the context of heritage and conservation studies.

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Editor-in-Chief Professor Richard BreretonRichard Brereton, Editor-in-Chief
Prof Richard Brereton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Statistical Society and Royal Society of Medicine. He graduated with a BA, MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has published some 400 articles, including 8 books, and has been cited around 4500 times. He has given over 150 invited lectures in 30 countries. 

He is currently director of Brereton Consultancy and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol. His interests are primarily in data analysis, including pattern recognition as applied to primarily analytical data from various sources including objects of cultural significance.

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