Giles F Carter, (editor). Chicago, 1977. HB. 400 pages. Illustrated throughout. ISBN 0841203970.
20 papers given at a symposium sponsored by the Division of the History of Chemistry at the 174th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, IL, September, 1977.
Topics include the analysis of organic materials, ceramics, & metals in order to determine their date and authenticity. Techniques discussed include radiocarbon dating, spark source mass spectrometry, amino acid analysis, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and lead isotope analysis.
Among the materials investigated are ancient Near Eastern ivory, S American dyes, egyptian glass, spanish ceramics, chinese bronzes, and copper-based roman coins.
A nice clean s/hand copy. Signed by the editor.
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