PETROGRAPHY FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE
GEO/09 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester
Teaching StaffPAOLO MAZZOLENI
Corso Italia 57 95129 CataniaPhone:
Lunedì - Venerdì dalle 9 alle 10
The course has the declared aim to provide the adequate knowledge to the study of mortars, ceramics and rocks used in cultural heritage.
Expected learning outcomes are:
- Recognition and description of the mineralogical and petrographic features of natural and artificial stone materials (mortars and ceramics).
- Interpretation of petrographic data in order to understand the various aspects of their use in cultural heritage through examples of common interest.
- Knowledge of analytical methods for the study of natural and artificial stone materials.
Lessons; laboratory lessons will be held at the end of the course.
Detailed Course Content
- The petrographic study applied to cultural heritage.
- Mineralogical, compositional and structural features
- Classification of common rocks used in cultural heritage.
- Provenance of the main rocks used in antiquity.
- Petrographic and mineralogical characteristics of ceramics.
- The microscopic description of ancient pottery and their classification.
- The raw materials.
- The production processes.
- Petrographic and mineralogical characteristics
- Processes for the production of binders and technological evolution.
Notes on the petrographic characteristics of glass and metal.
Files and Power Point lecture notes
For not attending students will be provided lecture notes
For further details :
- Cuomo di Caprio N. La ceramica in archeologia, 2: antiche tecniche di lavorazione e moderni metodi di indagine. L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2007.
- Lazzarini L. Pietre e Marmi Antichi. CEDAM, 2004.
- Rice P. Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook. University of Chicago Press, 2006
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