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Archaeometry international workshop: XRF and Raman applied in archaeology

The archaeometry international workshop was held at the Laboratorio de Analisis e Investigaciones Arqueometricas (Laboratory for Analysis and Archaeometric Research) in Chile, 14-16 April 2014. The conference presented research on the physical-chemical study and analysis of archaeological and heritage materials using the least invasive techniques and destructive potential, so as to contribute to the preservation and conservation of the studied objects. The conference also aimed to increase the development of interdisciplinary research in archaeology where chemistry, physics, geology, biology and conservation converge.

All presenters were invited to contribute full papers based on the work being presented for publication in this themed series. 

Editor: Dr Marcela Sepulveda


  1. Content type: Research article

    The famous archaeological site of San José de Moro (SJM) located in the Jequetepeque Valley (JV) represents one of the best-preserved pre-Columbian Mochica cemeteries uncovered along the north coast of Peru. S...

    Authors: Nino Del-Solar-Velarde, Stan Kinis, Rémy Chapoulie, Renaud Joannes-Boyau and Luis Jaime Castillo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:37

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    Since 2007, the research led on the Huaca Ventarrón site has allowed investigators to discover outstanding wall paintings. These murals are one of the oldest examples of this artistic expression in the Andean ...

    Authors: Véronique Wright, Ignacio Alva Meneses and Éric Laval

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:31

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The micro-Raman spectroscopy was used to identify manganese oxides, pyrolusite, manganite and cryptomelane in archaeological sites in northern Atacama Desert, Chile. The present micro-Raman data allow us to co...

    Authors: Marcela Sepúlveda, Sebastián Gutiérrez, Marcelo Campos Vallette, Vivien G. Standen, Bernardo T. Arriaza and José J. Cárcamo-Vega

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:32

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  4. Content type: Research article

    From the 1st to the 3rd centuries A.D., the territory of Istria (present-day Croatia) was a prominent area of olive oil production. Archaeologists have identified the so-called Dressel 6B amphora as the main c...

    Authors: Pierre Machut, Ayed Ben Amara, Nadia Cantin, Rémy Chapoulie, Nicolas Frèrebeau, François-Xavier Le Bourdonnec, Yolande Marion and Francis Tassaux

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:21

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  5. Content type: Research article

    One of the most important Mayan cities of the Classic period (A.D. 200–900) of Mesoamerica is Palenque, in Chiapas. The Mayan civilization attributed great importance to greenstone minerals, in particular jade...

    Authors: Alma A. Delgado Robles, Jose Luis Ruvalcaba Sil, Pieterjan Claes, Mayra D. Manrique Ortega, Edgar Casanova González, Miguel Ángel Maynez Rojas, Martha Cuevas García and Sabrina García Castillo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:20

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Carbon-based pigments are a group of dark-colored materials, which are classified according to the starting material used and their manufacturing process. Raman spectroscopy is an ideal technique for the ident...

    Authors: Eugenia P Tomasini, Blanca Gómez, Emilia B Halac, María Reinoso, Emiliano J Di Liscia, Gabriela Siracusano and Marta S Maier

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:19

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