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X-ray sub-micron tomography as a tool for the study of archaeological wood preserved through the corrosion of metal objects

Kristof Haneca (UGent) , Koen Deforce (UGent) , Matthieu Boone (UGent) , Denis Van Loo (UGent) , Manuel Dierick (UGent) , Joris Van Acker (UGent) and Jan Van den Bulcke (UGent)
(2012) ARCHAEOMETRY. 54(5). p.893-905
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Wood preserved in the corrosion layer of two early medieval iron objects was examined using X-ray tomography. A state-of-the art multi-resolution X-ray tomography set-up (http://www.ugct.ugent.be) provided virtual cross-sections of the archaeological wood samples at sub-micron resolution. These were compared with scans of samples of similar modern wood. These scans demonstrate the power of sub-micron X-ray tomography for wood identification, although the process of mineralization pushes this technique to its limits. Furthermore, this technique facilitated appraisal of the mineral content of the archaeological wood, which is useful in selecting the most appropriate strategy for the (preventative) conservation of the archaeological object.
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METAL CORROSION, WOOD-IDENTIFICATION, MINERALIZATION, ARCHAEOLOGY, X-RAY TOMOGRAPHY

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Haneca, Kristof, Koen Deforce, Matthieu Boone, Denis Van Loo, Manuel Dierick, Joris Van Acker, and Jan Van den Bulcke. 2012. “X-ray Sub-micron Tomography as a Tool for the Study of Archaeological Wood Preserved Through the Corrosion of Metal Objects.” Archaeometry 54 (5): 893–905.
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Haneca, Kristof, Deforce, K., Boone, M., Van Loo, D., Dierick, M., Van Acker, J., & Van den Bulcke, J. (2012). X-ray sub-micron tomography as a tool for the study of archaeological wood preserved through the corrosion of metal objects. ARCHAEOMETRY, 54(5), 893–905.
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Haneca K, Deforce K, Boone M, Van Loo D, Dierick M, Van Acker J, et al. X-ray sub-micron tomography as a tool for the study of archaeological wood preserved through the corrosion of metal objects. ARCHAEOMETRY. 2012;54(5):893–905.
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Haneca, Kristof, Koen Deforce, Matthieu Boone, et al. “X-ray Sub-micron Tomography as a Tool for the Study of Archaeological Wood Preserved Through the Corrosion of Metal Objects.” ARCHAEOMETRY 54.5 (2012): 893–905. Print.
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  abstract     = {Wood preserved in the corrosion layer of two early medieval iron objects was examined using X-ray tomography. A state-of-the art multi-resolution X-ray tomography set-up (http://www.ugct.ugent.be) provided virtual cross-sections of the archaeological wood samples at sub-micron resolution. These were compared with scans of samples of similar modern wood. These scans demonstrate the power of sub-micron X-ray tomography for wood identification, although the process of mineralization pushes this technique to its limits. Furthermore, this technique facilitated appraisal of the mineral content of the archaeological wood, which is useful in selecting the most appropriate strategy for the (preventative) conservation of the archaeological object.},
  author       = {Haneca, Kristof and Deforce, Koen and Boone, Matthieu and Van Loo, Denis and Dierick, Manuel and Van Acker, Joris and Van den Bulcke, Jan},
  issn         = {0003-813X},
  journal      = {ARCHAEOMETRY},
  keyword      = {METAL CORROSION,WOOD-IDENTIFICATION,MINERALIZATION,ARCHAEOLOGY,X-RAY TOMOGRAPHY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {893--905},
  title        = {X-ray sub-micron tomography as a tool for the study of archaeological wood preserved through the corrosion of metal objects},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2011.00640.x},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2012},
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