Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2016

Department

Chemistry

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Abstract

Our ancient forebears certainly made use of pigments to color virtually everything they used or had: bodies, caves, pottery, sculpture, stone structures, clothing and other textiles. This paper will document their usage with an emphasis on mineral pigments, natural and synthetic. Modern investigations on their preparation and uses have gradually increased our awareness, and in some cases, awe, of the degree of sophistication possessed by these early civilizations.

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