Recent advancements in dating methods


ORGANIZED BY

Lezzerini

Anna Galli

Università di Milano Bicocca, Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali


Pagnotta

Marco Martini

Università di Milano Bicocca, Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali


ABSTRACT

One of the most often encountered issue in the field of the Cultural Heritage is the dating of artifacts. In fact, this is a fundamental point and represents the typical intervention of scientific methods in support to Archaeology excavations or to the History of Art, when dealing with paintings, frescoes, building dating, just to mention the most often encountered. This session deals with traditional as well as innovative dating techniques like luminescence (TL, OSL, RL (radioluminescence)), radiocarbon and RHX (re-hydroxylation).


ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

Anna Galli Associate Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Her activity mainly regards materials physics, radiation physics, dosimetry and, in particular, the interaction of ionising radiation with solids. Her international remarkable specialisation, strictly correlated with these topics, is the Physics applied to Cultural Heritage, above all for what concerns the results achieved in the development of techniques for Luminescence Dating. Her scientific activity, resulted in the publication of more than 70 papers in international journals and more than 20 in national reviews (http://boa.unimib.it/). Following the interesting results achieved in the Physics applied to the Cultural Heritage, she presented many invited talks at several international conferences.
Website: https://archeometria.mater.unimib.it/

Marco Martini

EDUCATION

  • 1976: Degree in Physics at the University of Milan (marks 110/110);
  • 1977 - 1980: Fellowships at the Institute of Physics of the University of Milan;
  • 1980 – 1999: Researcher at the Department of Physics of the University of Milan;
  • 1999 - 2001: Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca;
  • 2002- Full Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca;
  • 2012- 2018 Head of the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca;
  • 2012- 2018 Representative of the Directors of the Science area in the Senate of the University of Milano-Bicocca.

TEACHING ACTIVITY

  • Lecturer for the Degrees of Physics, Applied Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Science;
  • Teacher of Physics, Experimental Physics, Solid State Physics, Nuclear and General Physics Laboratories, Archaeometry Courses;
  • He has been the supervisor of several students (more than 60) during their thesis work in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Sciences and also tutor of some specialization and PhD students of the School in Materials Science;
  • 2002-2005 Director of the Course for the Degree in Goldsmithery Sciences.

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY

  • His scientific activity resulted in the publication of more than 200 scientific papers in international journals (http://boa.unimib.it/) and more than 30 in national reviews;
  • It deals with: radiation effects in insulators and dosimetric materials, optical and electrical properties of defects in crystals and in amorphous materials, Physics applied to the Cultural Heritage, mainly in the development and application of techniques for Luminescence Dating;
  • Following the interesting results achieved in the Physics applied to the Cultural Heritage, he presented many invited talks at international conferences in the USA, UK, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Denmark, India, Vietnam, China, Brazil, Syria, Israel, Hungary, Mexico.

  • Specifically, as regards the knowledge in the fulfillment of dating Laboratories, he acted as:

  • 1995,1997 Invited expert in China, he realized a Laboratory for TL Dating in Xi’an;
  • 2008, Invited IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) expert in Syria, for training in the field of Luminescence Dating Techniques the staff of the Syrian Atomic Energy Agency;
  • 2002-2010 Training of Vietnamese researchers both in Italy and in Vietnam, in the frame of bilateral agreements supported by the Foreign Affair Ministry;
  • 2013 Invited IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) expert in Croatia, for training course on Luminescence Dating Technique, University of Zagreb.

  • He has been the convenor for the Archaeo-chronometry session at the International Symposyum on Archaeometry (ISA):

  • 2010 Tampa, USA; 2012 Leuven, Belgium; 2014 Los Angeles, USA; 2016 Kalamata, Greece;
  • 2018 Merida, Mexico.

MANAGING ACTIVITY

  • 2003-2009 Managing Editor of the journal “Archaeometry”;
  • 2010-2018 Associate Editor of the journal “Archaeometry”;
  • 2005-2009 Topical Editor of the journal “Nuovo Cimento C” of the Italian Physics Society;
  • 2010-16 Managing Editor of “Europhysics Journal Plus”;
  • 2012- Managing Editor of the journal “Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry”;
  • 2010- Associate Editor of the journal “Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences”;
  • Chairman of LED 99, 9th Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, Rome 1999;
  • He has been Chairman and co-organizer of many National and International Meetings andConferences;
  • Director of the Course on Physical Metodologies in Archaeometry of the Italian Physics Society at the International School of Physics Enrico Fermi (2004);
  • He has been the President of the Italian Association of Archaeometry (2002-2007);
  • 2008-2013 in the Board of Direction;
  • Responsible for many contracts, national and international projects and collaborations with France, Switzerland, UK, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Portugal, South Africa;
  • 2003- 2004 Adviser to the CNR (Italian National Research Council) “Commissaire” for the reform of the research institutes;
  • 2009-2010 Chairman in the M1 panel (Science and technology for the diagnostics, the restoration and the preservation of cultural heritage) in the Assessment of the CNR Institutes;
  • 2012- 2018 Head of the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca;
  • 2012- 2018 Representative of the Directors of the Science area in the Senate of the University of Milano-Bicocca;
  • 2017- Director of the Inter-Department Center of Research on Cultural Heritage, Bi-PAC, Centro Ricerche sul Patrimonio Storico Artistico, Culturale, Università di Milano - Bicocca;
  • 2016 – 2018 Member of the National Scientific Qualification Commission (Applied Physics);
  • 2019 – Member of the national cluster TICHE (Technological Innovation in Cultural Heritage), chairman of the group “Innovative Technologies for the Diagnostics of Cultural Heritage”.

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