Evaluating transmission electron microscopy as a method for assessing the condition of archaeological wool.

Annemette Bruselius Scharff, Lise Bolt Jørgensen

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Abstrakt

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was
investigated to clarify the applicability of the
method for assessing the condition of archaeological
textiles from waterlogged environments.
A description and evaluation of the TEM protocol
is presented and the method was tested on
new and artificially soil-aged wool, as well as
on archaeological samples. TEM can give more
information on the ultrastructure of the wool
cortex than other microscopic techniques. It is
the only method that can give precise information
on the amount, size, shape, and condition
of natural pigment granules. TEM analyses were
also used to investigate the presence of natural
pigments in the yarns.
OriginalsprogDansk
Publikationsdato5 sep. 2017
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 5 sep. 2017
BegivenhedICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference: Linking Past and Future - International Council of Museums - Conservation Committee, Copenhagen, Danmark
Varighed: 4 sep. 20178 sep. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 18
http://www.icom-cc2017.org/

Konference

KonferenceICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference
Nummer18
LokationInternational Council of Museums - Conservation Committee
LandDanmark
ByCopenhagen
Periode04/09/201708/09/2017
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • transmission electron microscopy
  • Archaeological wool
  • degradation
  • pigment granules

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

Aktiviteter

  • 1 Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference

Annemette Bruselius Scharff (Oplægsholder)

4 sep. 20178 sep. 2017

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

Citationsformater

Scharff, A. B., & Jørgensen, L. B. (2017). Evaluating transmission electron microscopy as a method for assessing the condition of archaeological wool.. Afhandling præsenteret på ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference, Copenhagen, Danmark.