Analytical archaeometry

arqueo1We have recently established a close collaboration with the Center for Vaccean Studies “Federico Wattenberg “and the Center for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Castilla y León, based on the analysis of objects (mainly vessels) found in tombs from the Vaccean necropolis of Pintia (Padilla Duero, Valladolid), as well as in the study of the composition of mural paintings in several churches from the Sayago region (Zamora ).arqueo2

The study of the vessel content is useful understanding the functions of objects, their possible activity areas, and to relate it to the burial customs of the Vacceans ethnicity. Meanwhile, the importance of the mural analysis is to determine the technique used in the fabrication of those mural paintings , which facilitates the selection of appropriate restoration and conservation measures.