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FTIR Spectroscopy for the Study of Material Culture (May 6-7, 2017)
Sat, May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, May 7, 2017, 6:00 PM EDT
Workshop: "FTIR Spectroscopy for the Study of Material Culture"
- Matthew Chastain (MIT) / Estimating Ceramic Firing Temperature Using FTIR: Bronze-Casting Molds from Ancient China
- Daniel Fallu (Boston University) / Soil Formation, Taphonomy, and Pastoral Models at Iron Age Nichoria, Greece.
- Xiao Ma (National Gallery of Art) / The Application of FTIR On Ancient Building Materials: A Case Study on Multi-Layered Wall Earthen Plasters from Yuzhen Palace of Ancient Building Complex of Wudang Mountains In China
- Arthur McClelland (Harvard University) / Using Specular Reflection FTIR to Analyze Surface Coatings on Historic Photographs
- Richard Newman (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) / Mopa Mopa: An Unusual South American Resin Used by The Inka
- Ilaria Patania (Boston University) / Palaeolithic Pyrotechnology: Understanding firing temperatures and cooking practices at Yuchanyan cave site, China.
- Georgina Rayner (Harvard Art Museums) / What am I? Using FTIR in the art museum to solve the puzzle
- Dave Schiering (Czitek) / The Application of a New FTIR Microspectroscopy Accessory for Far-IR Analysis of Artists’ Pigments
Instrument demonstrations by:
- Agilent Technologies, Inc.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific