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  1. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are often preferred for modeling cultural heritage buildings due to their costs and time savings. The need for data collection, analysis, processing, and visual presentation in ...

    Authors: Bahadir Ergun, Cumhur Sahin and Furkan Bilucan
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:194
  2. The Great Wall of China was a military facility that has been continuously built and used for over thousands of years, and is a world-renowned cultural heritage site today. The plants growing on top surface of...

    Authors: Jianbin Pan, Nuo Xu, Yuyang Tang, Meijing Cheng, Lin Zhang, Bing Wang and Jingwen Lan
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:191
  3. Accurate registration of 3D scans is crucial in creating precise and detailed 3D models for various applications in cultural heritage. The dataset used in this study comprised numerous point clouds collected f...

    Authors: Piotr Foryś, Robert Sitnik, Jakub Markiewicz and Eryk Bunsch
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:190
  4. Excavations at the Chalcolithic site Fazael in the central Jordan Valley uncovered a large number of metal items, many of them polymetallic copper alloys cast in the lost wax technique. Metallography and SEM–E...

    Authors: Thomas Rose, Stefano Natali, Andrea Brotzu, Shay Bar and Yuval Goren
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:193
  5. Apart from many lost wax cast metal fragments, crucible fragments and several heated sediment nodules were found at the Chalcolithic site Fazael 2 (central Jordan Valley). Petrographic investigations on the he...

    Authors: Thomas Rose, Shay Bar, Yotam Asscher and Yuval Goren
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:192

    The Correction to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2023 11:200

  6. Traditional villages are repositories for preserving human artifacts and cultural heritage. An investigation of the spatial distribution characteristics and factors influencing traditional villages in provinci...

    Authors: Wenxiang Liu, Ying Xue and Cun Shang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:185
  7. The Beibai’e cemetery is a high-status noble tomb group from the early Spring–Autumn period (770 B.C–476 B.C). Three sealed bronze vessels with mud and liquid residues were excavated from the M1 tomb. In a pre...

    Authors: Yufang Li, Ganyu Zhang, Puheng Nan, Jiyun Yang, Jun Cao, Zhikun Ma, Wei Ge and Rui Wen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:184
  8. This manuscript explores the potential of macro-X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) for the non-invasive analysis of heritage textiles. XRF, especially with the portable instruments, is a well-known technique for the ...

    Authors: Ina Vanden Berghe, Marina Van Bos, Maaike Vandorpe and Alexia Coudray
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:183
  9. The mineralogy, geochemical mass balance, sulfur isotope, and micro-structure of the sandstone in the Nankan Grotto were analyzed to explore the weathering mechanisms of the subflorescence and crust patterns. ...

    Authors: Xuening Zhang, Sixiang Ling, Xiyong Wu and Jiawen Xie
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:181
  10. Medieval paper, a handmade product, is made with a mould which leaves an indelible imprint on the sheet of paper. This imprint includes chain lines, laid lines and watermarks which are often visible on the she...

    Authors: Tamara G. Grossmann, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb and Orietta Da Rold
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:180
  11. Urbanization is inevitable in both developing and developed countries. However, this growth and transformation of the urban area can pose a significant threat to urban cultural heritage, which is a sensitive c...

    Authors: Li Fu, Qingping Zhang, Yizhou Tang, Jie Pan and Qun Li
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:177
  12. The Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes are a significant cultural heritage site in the Silk Road, famous for its wonderful murals and statues. The rainfall causes the changes of humidity in the caves, which can easily ac...

    Authors: Hongli Liu, Qiang Zhang, Zhengmo Zhang, Qinglin Guo, Wangbin Lin and Wenqiang Gao
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:176
  13. Cotton (Gossypium species) was used as textile fibre already in the early Indus culture, and since then it has been cultivated in Tropical and Subtropical regions around the whole planet. The species G. hirsutum ...

    Authors: Jenni A. Suomela, Mira Viljanen, Kirsi Svedström, Krista Wright and Sanna Lipkin
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:175
  14. The present study employs a multidisciplinary approach to highlight the risks of urban expansion on buried cultural heritage sites. The buried temple of Ramses II in Akhmim city was chosen as a case study to a...

    Authors: Mohammed Hagage, Ahmed A. Madani, Ahmed Aboelyamin and Salwa F. Elbeih
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:174
  15. Changes in precipitation, temperature and humidity can lead to the weathering of rock masses in grottoes; these changes are common in sandstone grottoes. To simulate this cyclic process, different salt solutio...

    Authors: Bo Sun, Xingyue Li, Kai Cui, Jie Hong, Rui Chen, Chen Jia and Ningbo Peng
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:173
  16. The Incas appropriated many local metallurgical technologies throughout the Andes, each of which had its unique peculiarities and was based on local ancestral knowledge. The widespread use of tin-bronze during...

    Authors: María Teresa Plaza, Francisco Garrido and David Larreina-García
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:171
  17. Some early violins have been reduced during their history to fit imposed morphological standards, while more recent ones have been built directly to these standards. We propose an objective photogrammetric app...

    Authors: Philémon Beghin, Anne-Emmanuelle Ceulemans, Paul Fisette and François Glineur
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:170
  18. Metal soaps, the organic salts resulting from the interaction of fatty acids and metal cations, arouse interest in the scientific field because of their versatility in a great range of chemical applications as...

    Authors: Silvia Russo, Laura Brambilla, Jean Baptiste Thomas and Edith Joseph
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:172
  19. Located in Dunhuang, northwest China, the Mogao Grottoes are a cultural treasure of China and the world. However, after more than 2000 years of weathering and destruction, many murals faded and were damaged. T...

    Authors: Zhigang Xu, Chenmin Zhang and Yanpeng Wu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:169
  20. The numerous new pigments that gradually became available to artists during the nineteenth-century Colour Revolution were received with contrasting attitudes. The initial enthusiasm for new chromatic possibili...

    Authors: Tea Ghigo, Michele Occhipinti, Andrew Beeby, Kelly Domoney and Daniel Bone
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:168
  21. The conservation and preservation of shadow puppet artifacts is an important task that requires accurate assessment of their preservation status. Currently, there are many shadow puppet artifacts in collection...

    Authors: Xinyi Lei, Long Li, Xinyu Liu and Zhiyan Du
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:166
  22. The Transfiguration by Giovanni Bellini in the Museo di Capodimonte (Naples) is an iconic image of a transcendental event at the heart of the Christian religion. Using non-destructive chemical imaging, and focusi...

    Authors: Laurence de Viguerie, Helen Glanville, Marie Radepont, Angela Cerasuolo, Alessandra Rullo, Claudio Seccaroni and Philippe Walter
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:163
  23. Confirmed since the twelth century, the Saxon community in Transylvania developed over the years in a rigorous powerful society, with its own lifestyle, social, economic, cultural and artistic standards. Toget...

    Authors: Irina Petroviciu, Iulia Teodorescu, Silvana Vasilca, Florin Albu and Andrei Medvedovici
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:164

    The Correction to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2023 11:205

  24. Frequent fluctuations in microclimate inevitably cause serious irreversible damage to cultural heritage (such as high risks of cracking, flaking, salt efflorescence, swelling, disaggregation, surface layer det...

    Authors: Yanjie Zhang and Yajun Wang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:158
  25. The formation of the gold layer in mercury gilding occurs through the heating a gold amalgam. As a result, the formation mechanism and technical characteristics of gilded products are closely related to the te...

    Authors: Yanbing Shao, Fengrui Jiang, Junchang Yang, Quanmin Zhang, Xuan Lu, Wenbin Fu and Sumei Yu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:162
  26. In recent years, the expansion of non-invasive methods has been a trend in identifying historical pigments. Accordingly, this study aimed to identify the pigments used in three Iranian historical manuscripts f...

    Authors: Alireza Koochakzaei, Elmira Mobasher Maghsoud and Behrooz Jelodarian Bidgoli
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:157
  27. At the Hwangnyongsa temple site, which was founded in 633, at Dongdaebong Mountain in Korea, a large number of gilt-bronze artefacts  have been excavated. Optical microscopy, X-ray fluorescence, scanning elect...

    Authors: Jungeun Choi
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:159
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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

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