09 May 2010

X-radiography of archaeological metalwork (2006)

Title: Guidelines on the X-radiography of archaeological metalwork
Editor: David M. Jones
Publisher: English Heritage
Year: 2006
Pages: 16
Link: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/... (pdf, 1.3 Mb)

Note: Resource kindly indicated by Goran Budija.

From the Preface:
Archaeological investigations frequently yield numerous metal finds.These should be X-rayed as part of the post-excavation procedures to assist in the identification and interpretation of the finds,and thereby help understand the site. This procedure will also provide a record of the finds in the conditions in which they were recovered.
Government policy on planning issues in archaeology is stated in Planning Policy Guidance Notes PPG 15 (Department of the Environment 1994) and PPG 16 (Department of the Environment 1990). These documents provide guidance to local authorities and others who are required to make planning decisions and to prepare development plans. Local authority planning archaeologists are required to advise on archaeological aspects of the planning decisions and briefs,of which the X-radiography of archaeological metalwork forms a part.

Table of contents:

1. Introduction
2. Why X-radiography is necessary
3. When to X-ray
4. What to X-ray
5. What X-radiography can show
6. How to make informative X-radiographs
7. How to view the X-radiographs
8. How much should it cost?
9. Where to get help

1 comment:

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