A new paper has been published by our team in Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology. The article, entitled “Integrated multi-analytical study of the bronze vessel from Mălăiești Roman fort” can be found at the following link: https://dx.doi.org/10.14795/j.v9i1.743

Abstract

This paper presents an integrated multi-analytical documentation of a bronze vessel discovered in a 2nd century Roman military fort from ancient Dacia. The process involved 3D digitization, X-ray and hyperspectral imaging, and molecular, elemental, and structural analysis using Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The results of the study revealed the composition of the vessel metal and of the interior coating and the state of conservation through metal quality, internal cracks and corrosion compounds mapping. A 3D virtual reconstruction of the original aspect is also proposed based on the digitization and metal characterization results.