By (author) Chris Caple
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Objects by Chris Caple
Book DescriptionAn invaluable field textbook, Objects examines detailed case studies to provide a brilliantly clear and comprehensible guide to the different methods and approaches (cultural, forensic, and technical) which can and have been used to study ancient artefacts. From the Bayeux Tapestry to small medieval brass pins, medieval wooden doors to Saxon jewellery, Chris Caple's integral text deals with a full range of materials and clearly and simply explains key scientific techniques, technology, anthropological jargon and historical approaches. Key demonstrations include: * how information from objects builds into a picture of the ancient society that made and used it * the commonly used scientific techniques for object analysis * how and why object typologies work * how cultural and economic factors as well as the material properties influences what objects are made of * how simple observation of an object can build its biography. Revealing answers to crucial questions - such as: Can DNA be obtained from objects? Why do people x-ray ancient artefacts? Can you determine the source of metal objects from their trace elements? - Objects is an absolutely essential text for students of archaeology, museum studies, and conservation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415305884
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Caple
Preventive Conservation in Museums, Hardback (December 2011)
'Preventive Conservation in Museums' explains the diverse literature and ideas of preventive conservation to an audience with a limited scientific background, principally those studying museum studies or engaged in the museum profession.
Objects, Paperback (June 2006)
A guide to the different methods and approaches (cultural, forensic, and technical) which can and have been used to study ancient artefacts. It deals with methods ranging from the Bayeux Tapestry to small medieval brass pins, and medieval wooden doors to Saxon jewellery. It explains the scientific techniques, technology, and historical approaches.
Conservation Skills, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Chris Caple
This extensive work not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the conservation of objects as diverse as Old Masters to the ephemera of the twentieth century can be related.
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Author Biography - Chris Caple
University of Durham, UK
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