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Ancient - How Old is it?
How one determines the date of an object is a complex question. Any investigation must combine both curatorial knowledge about style and function as well as the scientific knowledge of materials and techniques. In some cases, as with ceramics and wood, scientific techniques are used to determine the date of manufacture. Most other times it is not as straightforward. In this session we will use case studies from both the ancient Mediterranean world and the New World to illustrate how science and technology can be used to answer questions concerning the dating and authenticity of an artwork.
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