Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.
Special thanks to the head of department Dr Carmel Serracino.
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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.
Photo: A close up of micro IR analysis