X-ray computed tomography investigations of Cucuteni ceramic statuettes

  • Carmen Pavel ‘Horia Hulubei’ National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Magurele
  • Cosmin Suciu ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Sibiu
  • Florin Constantin ‘Horia Hulubei’ National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Magurele
  • Roxana Bugoi ‘Horia Hulubei’ National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Magurele
Keywords: ceramics, Cucuteni, statuettes, X-ray Computed Tomography

Abstract

Deciphering the internal structure of prehistoric artefacts can provide spectacular insights that might help us understand the people who made them. In order to preserve the integrity of these relics of past civilisations, it is desirable to make such investigations using non-destructive techniques. Recent decades have witnessed a growth in the X-ray computed tomography (CT) applications in the study of cultural heritage objects. This paper presents and discusses tomographic investigations of two Cucuteni ceramic statuettes discovered in Romania. The study was made with a CT device specially designed for archaeometric applications.

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Published
2013-12-08
How to Cite
Pavel, C., Suciu, C., Constantin, F., & Bugoi, R. (2013). X-ray computed tomography investigations of Cucuteni ceramic statuettes. Documenta Praehistorica, 40, 323-332. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.40.26
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