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SEMINAR: CMCA Seminar Series - 5 [email protected] 4PM: Unlocking the secrets of archaeological materials from shipwrecks. Dr Ian Godfrey

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CMCA Seminar Series - 5 [email protected] 4PM: Unlocking the secrets of archaeological materials from shipwrecks. Dr Ian Godfrey : Analyses of shipwreck artefacts using NMR spectroscopy Other events...
Analyses of shipwreck artefacts are essential in order to gain information about the chemical nature of materials, provenance, state of deterioration and even technological information about formation processes. For more than 20 years, conservation scientists from the WA Museum and UWA staff have collaborated to resolve many such issues, particularly those associated with organic archaeological materials. Solution NMR spectroscopy, for example, has been used to identify pitches, resins and tars, to gain information about the precursors to these materials and to reveal information about the heating regimes that they were subjected to in their preparation while solid state NMR spectroscopy has been used to determine the deterioration of waterlogged wood and ivory and to identify chemical processes that have occurred after their conservation treatment. Dr Godfrey’s illustrated presentation will highlight archaeological, conservation and analytical aspects of work undertaken on a variety of objects from local and international shipwrecks
Speaker(s) Dr Ian Godfrey, Western Australian Museum
Location CMCA Seminar Room 1.80, Fairway Entrance #2 Physics Building, 1st floor
Contact CMCA Admin <[email protected]> : 6488 1887
URL https://www.cmca.uwa.edu.au/
Start Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:00
End Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:00
Submitted by CMCA Admin <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:25
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