Mineralogical sciences and cultural heritage
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 05 Sep, 11:15–15:45  / Room H 12
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 05 Sep, 17:00–18:30  / Poster Area

The archaeometric studies of artistic and archaeological artifacts implies the identification of nature and provenance of raw materials, as well as the definition of various aspects of their production technology and mechanisms of decay. Researchers in Mineralogical Sciences are well equipped, from the methodological and experimental point of view, for studying these complex materials and for interpreting the processes they underwent.

In the frame of emc2012, the session "Mineralogical sciences and Cultural Heritage" is intended as a forum for presenting and discussing different experimental approaches and the results obtained in the study of a wide variety of materials ranging from ceramics to glass, pigments, lithics, metals, building materials and others.