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  1. Excavating human skeletons is the closest archaeologists can get to the people who lived in the past. Once excavated the bones are often analysed chemically in order to yield as much information as possible. M...

    Authors: Kaare Lund Rasmussen, Lilian Skytte, Christian Pilekær, Anne Lauritsen, Jesper Lier Boldsen, Peter Mygind Leth and Per Orla Thomsen

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:10

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The use of cacao, in its familiar food and beverage form, dates back about 3,800 years. By the time of the discovery of America by Europeans, the Aztecs and Mayans had developed methods for drying, roasting an...

    Authors: Elizabeth Chin, Kenneth B Miller, Mark J Payne, W Jeffery Hurst and David A Stuart

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:9

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  3. To analyse deposition of fine particulate matter (PM) on book surfaces we put twelve bunches of cellulose filters on a free shelf of the National Library in Prague, exposed them for three, six, nine, and twelv...

    Authors: Jiří Smolík, Ludmila Mašková, Naděžda Zíková, Lucie Ondráčková and Jakub Ondráček

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:7

    Content type: Research article

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  4. An optimised analytical technique based on pyrolysis coupled with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) and derivatisation in situ with hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) was used to study several archaeolo...

    Authors: Maria Perla Colombini, Erika Ribechini, Marco Rocchi and Paola Selleri

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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  5. On the 26th of April 2010, while performing routine electrical work, a lost sculpture group of famous Russian sculptor Vladimir Beklemishev (1861–1920) titled ‘Fugitive Slave’ was found inside a wall of the Winte...

    Authors: Kamilla B Kalinina, Sander Habets, Evelina A Tarasova and Svetlana L Petrova

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:5

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The first stable material used to create a gilded surface was gold. False gold was also found in the form of copper-zinc powders or silver covered with resin. There are various ways to make gold leaf adhere to...

    Authors: Jose L Perez-Rodriguez, María D Robador, María C Jimenez de Haro, Jose M Martinez Blanes, Isabel Garofano, Carlos Odriozola and Adrian Duran

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  7. A set of silver coins from the collection of Déri Museum Debrecen (Hungary) was examined by X-ray fluorescent elemental analysis with the aim to assign the coins to different groups with the best possible prec...

    Authors: Anita Rácz, Károly Héberger, Róbert Rajkó and János Elek

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:2

    Content type: Research article

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