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October 5, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speakers: Richard Ehrich, PhD Candidate, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Dr. Hans Barnard, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 7, 2016
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Philippe Walter, Sorbonne Universités, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

The precious character of the Cultural Heritage artifacts and their uniqueness imply particular cautions and require instruments, which may give the maximum of information directly on the objects, in-situ in the museums or in the archaeological sites. The implementation of new analytical tools, including mobile instruments, allows a deep insight on the archaeological and artistic materials. 

We will show the performances of different new mobile instruments (X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction) we built recently in the laboratory to allow in situ characterization of materials, for instance on prehistoric rock art paintings in France or marble sculptures from Greece (Delphi) and Tunisia (Bardo National Museum), alteration products and modes of preparation of different pigments. XRF imaging – in which the surface of an object is scanned with a focussed X-ray beam to obtain elemental distribution images – and hyperspectral imaging can reveal significant new information on the antique polychromy.

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 12, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Caroline Cartwright, The British Museum

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 13, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Speakers: Dr. Jane Buikstra, Dr. Gordon Rakita

Dr. Gordon Rakita will be delivering a lecture titled "Vignettes of a Mentor: A Bioarchaeological Lineage"

Dr. Jane Buikstra will then deliver a lecture titled "Ancient Tuberculosis in the Americas: A Career-Long Quest"

California Nanosystems Institute
Sonali Gupta-Agarwal sonaliga@ioa.ucla.edu
October 14, 2016
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Dorie Reents-Budet, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 19, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Willeke Wendrich, Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 20, 2016
11:00am to 12:30pm

Speaker: Thanik Lertcharnrit, Department of Archaeology, Silpakorn University

An event sponsored by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 24, 2016
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Jared Diamond, UCLA Department of Geography

Part of the Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture (BEC) Speaker Series

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uclabec@gmail.com
October 26, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Alessia Amenta, Vatican Museums

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Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu