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Radiography of Cultural Material

2nd Edition

By Julia Tum, Andrew Middleton

Edited by Janet Lang


208 pages

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Radiography can be an invaluable tool for the study of a diverse array of cultural materials including metals, ceramics, paper, paintings and human and animal remains. In this book, experts in the field bring to life their experiences with the different materials, describing the techniques that can be employed to discover the stories behind the objects.

This second edition, available in paperback for the first time, includes new case studies and images, as well as whole new sections on digital imaging, quality control and animal mummies.

Table of Contents

Radiography: theory; Radiographic images; Metals; Ceramics; X-rays and paper; Paintings; Part I:Clinical radiography and archaeo-human remains; Part II:Animal bones; Applications of radiography in conservation; Restoration, pastiche and fakes; Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Care & Restoration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology