Archaeological Chemistry: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Past
Highlighting its broad, multidisciplinary nature, this volume presents new research and applications in the field of archaeological chemistry, which focuses on the application of chemical techniques to the study of the material remains of the cultures of historical or prehistorical peoples. Consisting of 18 chapters written by a diverse collection of international authors, this volume highlights new research in archaeological chemistry, and shows how the field combines aspects of analytical chemistry, history, archaeology, and materials science. Current efforts to include archaeological chemistry in science education are also presented. As this book utilizes current scientific advances to better understand our past, it will be of broad general interest to the chemical, archaeological, and historical communities.
Mary Virginia Orna is Professor Emerita of Chemistry at the College of New Rochelle, USA. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Fordham University, USA. She has published widely in the areas of color chemistry and archaeological chemistry, with articles in the Journal of Chemical Education, Color Research and Application, Studies in Conservation, Analytical Chemistry, Microchemical Journal, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and various other journals. She has also authored numerous book chapters and encyclopedia articles, and seven books, and edited 12 others.
Seth C. Rasmussen is Professor of Chemistry at North Dakota State University, USA. He received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Clemson University, USA. Active in both materials chemistry and the history of chemistry, he has authored and edited seven books, published more than 120 research papers and book chapters, and served as Series Editor for another 22 books. His most recent book was Acetylene and Its Polymers. 150+ Years of History (2018).
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