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A Chemical Investigation of Roman Pigments from a Shop in the Area Sacra di San Omobono, Rome Ruth Beeston, Davidson College, Department of Chemistry 5 10 15 20 25 - keV - 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 x 1E3 Pulses Cu K Ca Ti Mn Fe Rb Sn Sn Sb Sb Pb Sr Pd Pd Rh Rh This presentation will describe the use of portable X-Ray Fluorescence spectroscopy to investigate the elemental composition of raw pigments from a 3rd century AD pigment shop at S. Omobono.
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Tropical Horticulture: Lecture 28
Lecture 28 Other Tropical Starch Crops
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Europe Oceania
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Tropical Horticulture: Lecture 28
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Tropical Horticulture: Lecture 28
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