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Title: Comparative study of degradation patterns of petrified material from Greek fossilized forests
Authors: Λαμπρόπουλος, Βασίλειος Ν.
Παναγιάρης, Γεώργιος
Βελιτζέλος, Ευάγγελος
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Petrified forests;Απολιθωμένα δάση;Διάβρωση;Υποβάθμιση;Διαλυτά άλατα κρυστάλλωσης;Παγετός;Διατήρηση;Συντήρηση;Corrosion;Deterioration;Soluble salts crystallisation;Frost action;Conservation;Preservation
Subjects: Fine Arts
Monuments--Conservation and restoration
Μνημεία συντήρηση και αποκατάσταση
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2015
Abstract: A pilot study of the petrified forests of Lesvos Island and of Kastoria and the application of a nondestructive method for the identification and measurement of soluble salts contained into material fount on both sites are presented here. This method is based on the application of neutral paper pulps impregnated in deionized water on some trunks. The study includes monitoring of environmental conditions, macroscopic examination and mineralogical study of fossils. Based on climatological data, the period where frost action and temperature variations take place was determined. The results indicate that in Lesvos Island there is an extensive problem of deterioration due both the crystallisation of soluble salts and the frost action during the winter. In Kastoria there are problems, deterioration caused by the frost action, during the months December to February, the crystallisation of soluble salts and biological depositions.
Language: English
Citation: Lampropoulos, V. N., Panagiaris, G., and Velitzelos, E. (2003). Comparative study of degradation patterns of petrified material from Greek forests. Archaeopress. pp.1-14.
Journal: Archaeopress
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Embargo
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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