The 2022/23 lecture series is being held in collaboration with the
Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.
Special thanks to the head of department Dr John C. Betts.
Lectures will be through Zoom until further notice.
Link will be provided closer to the date.

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Lecture: Secrets Unravelled: science applied to archaeology

14/12/2022 @ 6:00 PM

Lecture by Mr Matthew A. Grima, Manager Diagnostic Science Laboratories (DSL), Heritage Malta.

Science has evolved so much, that nowadays, it is all done via state-of-the-art instrumentation. When applied to any material, a diverse instrumentation setup has the potential to look into the various facets that the object’s physical structure offers. This information can pinpoint provenance, manufacturing date/period, manufacturing technique, potentials of object utility, degradation phenomena, a person’s diet, age and much more! An important factor is also the provision of information that can be used for purposes of conservation treatment and subsequently long-term preservation strategies. This presentation will delve deep into the scientific philosophy, ethics, how signals are triggered for effective responses and a variety of interesting case studies that are sure to interest the audience. Current research projects will also be presented.

Abstract

Photo: A close up of micro IR analysis

Details

Date:
14/12/2022
Time:
6:00 PM

Organizer

The Archaeological Society Malta
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