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  1. The distribution of molar mass of historical and contemporary poly(vinyl chloride) objects was determined using size exclusion chromatography with multi-angle light scattering detection. The weight average mol...

    Authors: Tjaša Rijavec, Dominika Pawcenis, Krzysztof Kruczała, Matija Strlič and Irena Kralj Cigić
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:155
  2. Microorganisms, especially microscopic filamentous fungi, represent one of the most significant factors influencing the degradation of cultural heritage cellulosic objects. Early detection, identification and ...

    Authors: Patrícia Paračková, Michal Čeppan, Barbora Kaliňáková, Milena Reháková and Lukáš Gál
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:156
  3. The fracture of a bronze object is usually accompanied by localized deformation. The deformed part often tends to spring back at an unpredictable moment after its shape is corrected. The reconstruction of the ...

    Authors: Yijia Shen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:153
  4. The article proposes using a novel hybrid measurement method, with expected precision results, to determine the characteristic of the historic, 17th-century bell. In an interdisciplinary approach, modern and n...

    Authors: Izabela Skrzypczak, Grzegorz Oleniacz, Agnieszka Leśniak, Maria Mrówczyńska, Marta Rymar and Mariusz Oleksy
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:152
  5. Internationally, the value and usefulness of museum zoological specimens are compromised when supporting contextual data are lost or disconnected from the specimen. In this pilot study, twelve Macropodidae Thylog...

    Authors: Celia Cramer, Elizabeth A. Carter, Brad Swarbrick, Jude Philp and Peter A. Lay
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:151
  6. The materials of six Karen textiles from the British Museum’s collection were investigated with the main aim of studying the production changes over the course of the nineteenth century and how these changes r...

    Authors: Diego Tamburini, Joanne Dyer, Caroline Cartwright and Alexandra Green
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:150
  7. China's agricultural civilization had left numerous traditional villages (TVs) containing rich historical information and cultural landscape. Exploration the spatial agglomeration characteristics of TVs and th...

    Authors: Wanxu Chen, Zhen Yang, Liyan Yang, Jianhua Wu, Jiaojiao Bian, Jie Zeng and Zhiling Liu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:149
  8. Daylight fluorescent paints are luminous colors that are increasingly used in contemporary art. The pigments consist of a synthetic resin in which fluorescent dyes and optical brighteners are embedded. In the ...

    Authors: Lukas Reiß, Susanne Machill, Tilo Lübken and Christoph Herm
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:146
  9. The deterioration of cadmium yellow paints in artworks by Joan Miró (1893–1983) and in painting materials from his studios in Mallorca (Spain) was investigated. Analysis of samples from Miró’s paintings and fr...

    Authors: Mar Gomez Lobon, Marta Ghirardello, Enric Juncosa Darder, Carlos Palomino Cabello, Marta Bauza, Marine Cotte, Aviva Burnstock, Austin Nevin, Silvia Rita Amato, Francesca Caterina Izzo and Daniela Comelli
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:145
  10. In the 1870s, dentures were one of the first products made with celluloid, the first semi-synthetic plastic. Despite the significance of denture development in the history of celluloid and plastics, the chemic...

    Authors: Artur Neves, Robert Friedel, Maria Elvira Callapez and Scott D. Swank
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:142
  11. Alluvial floodplains were one of the major venues of the development and long-term transformation of urban agrarian-based societies. The historical relationship between human societies and riverine environment...

    Authors: Arnau Garcia-Molsosa, Hector A. Orengo and Cameron A. Petrie
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:141
  12. Chalk has been used since Antiquity for various purposes, and since Gothic for preparatory layers of painted cultural heritage objects. Several materials are called chalk in Cultural Heritage, but this work es...

    Authors: Victory Armida Janine Jaques and Katarína Holcová
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:140
  13. The pyramids of Meroe are a significant archaeological place at the Al Bagrawiya archaeological site (Sudan) with hundreds of pyramids dating back to the kingdom of Kush (1070 BC–550 AD). In this area, winds, ...

    Authors: Abdelrhman Fahmy, Salvador Domínguez-Bella, Javier Martínez-López and Eduardo Molina-Piernas
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:136
  14. A nation’s customs and traditions are unique, including the appearance of its buildings. Restoring older buildings retains cultural connections and enhances sensitivity to the past. Conservation process materi...

    Authors: Abeer Dar Saleh, Ahmed Agiel, Maatouk Khoukhi and Sabeera Haris
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:135
  15. The “Nanhai I” shipwreck is an important discovery in the underwater archaeology of China, and many ceramics have been unearthed. These ceramics are important material artifacts of China’s “Maritime Silk Road”...

    Authors: Benyuan Zhou, Qinglin Ma, Zhimin Li, Zhiguo Zhang and Naisheng Li
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:134
  16. Innovative, non-invasive, digital, and cost-effective instruments for systematic inventory, monitoring and promotion are a valuable resource for managing tangible and intangible cultural heritage. Due to its p...

    Authors: Bertha Santos, Jorge Gonçalves, Pedro G. Almeida and Ana M. T. Martins-Nepomuceno
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:133
  17. Graphic vandalism causes detrimental effects on architectural stone surfaces. Among the cleaning methods developed in the last decades, laser cleaning showed considerable effectiveness but the available equipm...

    Authors: Amelia Suzuki, Cristiano Riminesi, Marilena Ricci, Silvia Vettori and Barbara Salvadori
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:132
  18. Computed tomography (CT) is a powerful non-invasive tool to analyze cultural heritage objects by allowing museum professionals to obtain 3D information about the objects’ interior. These insights can help with...

    Authors: Maximilian B. Kiss, Francien G. Bossema, Paul J. C. van Laar, Suzan Meijer, Felix Lucka, Tristan van Leeuwen and K. Joost Batenburg
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:130
  19. There are many manuscripts in institutions that preserve and exhibit cultural heritage such as museums, galleries, and libraries. These manuscripts are of great value because of their witnessing to the past an...

    Authors: Emine Torgan Güzel, Recep Karadag and Nil Baydar
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:129
  20. A large number of Yue style bronzes with regional cultural characteristics were unearthed in Hunan, which is of great significance for studying the cross-regional circulation of bronze technology and metal res...

    Authors: Jiangbo Ma, Xiaotong Wu and Xiansheng Yan
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:128
  21. The removal of varnish from the surface is a key step in painting conservation. Varnish removal is traditionally monitored by examining the painting surface under ultraviolet illumination. We show here that by...

    Authors: Christine B. Wilda, Aviva Burnstock, Klaus Suhling, Francesco Mattioli Della Rocca, Robert K. Henderson and Jakub Nedbal
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:127
  22. Wooden Panel Paintings (WPP) are among the most significant historical and artistic artifacts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance and pose a challenge to conservators and scientists in both their comprehensio...

    Authors: Lorenzo Riparbelli, Paola Mazzanti, Thomas Helfer, Chiara Manfriani, Luca Uzielli, Ciro Castelli, Andrea Santacesaria, Luciano Ricciardi, Sandra Rossi, Joseph Gril and Marco Fioravanti
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:126
  23. Gutta percha, natural rubber, and balata are latexes produced by tropical trees that since the mid-nineteenth century have been extensively used commercially and in the creation of artworks and daily use objec...

    Authors: Hanna M. Szczepanowska and Novruz G. Akhmedov
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:125
  24. Although there are more than 270,000 protected areas worldwide, there is currently little data on their protection and management effectiveness. As a kind of protected area, natural world heritage (WH) sites a...

    Authors: Xiaoshuang Yang, Dijin Mu, Mingjian Hu, Shizhen Xiao and Jianan Meng
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:124
  25. Improving vitality has been a major bottleneck in the revitalization of traditional village heritage worldwide. The vitality of traditional village (VTV) varies greatly depending on socioeconomic factors and n...

    Authors: Sheng Liu, Jian Ge, Ming Bai, Min Yao and Zhenni Zhu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:123
  26. Microorganisms are considered one of the most dangerous deterioration factors to cellulosic textiles, especially textiles made of linen fibers. Many of the traditional methods of resistance to microorganisms t...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abo-Elmaaref, Mohamed Marouf, W. S. Mohamed and Walaa A. Abdel Wahab
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:120
  27. Characterized by various materials, types and patterns, ancient jade is a unique symbol of Chinese civilization. However, crucial information can be jeopardized by the sudden exposure during excavations, and a...

    Authors: Hao Lu, Wanlu Fu, Shiyu Xu, Jun Chai, Honglin Ran, Yu Lei and Hao Zhao
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:121
  28. Acoustic emission (AE) technology is a promising technique for monitoring cultural monuments due to its characteristic ability to reflect status changes and perceive the development process of deterioration an...

    Authors: Yishan Zhou, Li Li, Yikun Liu, Zhongjian Zhang and Toshiya Matsui
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:119
  29. The unique pre-Mongolian twelfth century wall painting from the Christ's Transfiguration Cathedral of the Mirozhsky Monastery in Pskov (Russia) have been investigated. A little less than 200 XRF spectra were c...

    Authors: O. S. Philippova, A. B. Grebenshchikova, A. Yu. Dmitriev and S. G. Lennik
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:117
  30. Uniaxial Compressive Strength (UCS) is a key indicator of the mechanical properties of a rock, particularly in the diagnostic and restoration phases when stones are employed as construction material. In histor...

    Authors: Teresa Salvatici, Irene Centauro, Sara Calandra, Eugenio Segabinazzi, Emanuele Intrieri and Carlo Alberto Garzonio
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:116
  31. Climate change poses an ever-increasing risk to our stone built heritage. Among conservation actions, the use of consolidant products is considered a possible response to this challenge, and the adoption of na...

    Authors: Dáire E. Browne, Robert Peverall, Grant A. D. Ritchie and Heather A. Viles
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:114
  32. Preservation of traditional wooden buildings is important to extend their life and to adapt them to modern society. Wood can be subject to decay, cracking, and discoloration when exposed to various climatic en...

    Authors: YunSang Kim
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:100
  33. The archaeological heritage at Cerrillo Blanco (Porcuna, Spain) is made up of 27 sculptural ensembles and hundreds of fragments dated between the seventh and second centuries BC. They represent a fundamental m...

    Authors: Julio Romero-Noguera, María Belén Ruiz-Ruiz, Giuseppe Cultrone, Teresa Doménech-Carbó and Fernando Bolívar-Galiano
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:99
  34. Henan Province is the birthplace of Chinese civilization and one of the earliest human settlements, which means that the area has an important national cultural heritage. Traditional villages are an important ...

    Authors: Yan Feng, Hong Wei, Yi Huang, Jingwen Li, Zhanqiang Mu and Dezheng Kong
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:97
  35. Several types of (mostly) blue-green glass beads from Iron-Age archaeological sites in Central Italy were studied using a range of spectroscopic techniques: portable X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometry, Fibre Opti...

    Authors: Oleh Yatsuk, Leonie Koch, Astrik Gorghinian, Giacomo Fiocco, Patrizia Davit, Lorena Carla Giannossa, Annarosa Mangone, Serena Francone, Alessandra Serges, Alessandro Re, Alessandro Lo Giudice, Marco Ferretti, Marco Malagodi, Cristiano Iaia and Monica Gulmini
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:113

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