Description du projet :
As a Branco Weiss Fellow, Dr. Laura Hendriks aims to develop a new approach for radiocarbon dating of cultural heritage objects by targeting the agents of colours, namely the organic pigments and dyes. Based on 14C techniques developed for environmental and archaeological purposes, her research will tackle how to combine microsampling, chromatographic separation followed by radiocarbon analysis with state-of-the-art accelerated mass spectrometer to extract the 14C signature of organic dyes. The history of coloured objects will be revealed as both the substrate and the dye will provide temporal information on trading routes and on the practice of dyeing, hereby creating larger discussions with historians, art specialists and archaeologists on our understanding of the past.
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Durée du projet:
01.10.2020 - 31.10.2025
Montant global du projet: 500'000 CHF
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Statut: En cours