Advanced analytical methods in mineralogy and petrography for cultural heritage, laboratory

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
GEO/06 GEO/07
Learning objectives
Students should be able to: (i) understand the principles of analytical techniques; (ii) understand the most appropriate methods for the study of specific topics in cultural heritage studies; (iii) understand critically the results of analytical techniques.
Expected learning outcomes
A detailed knowledge of the most common analytical techniques specific for mineralogical and petrographical analysis.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
- Introductory crystallography
- Optical mineralogy
- X-ray diffraction
- Complementary mineralogical and petrographic analysis
- Systematic mineralogy and gemmology
- Applied mineralogy and petrography
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of Mineralogy and Chemistry
Teaching methods
Traditional lectures, written and oral examination
Teaching Resources
G. Artioli. Scientific methods and cultural heritage. Oxford University Press
Klein-Phillpots. Earth materials Cambridge University Press
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written and oral examination
GEO/06 - MINERALOGY - University credits: 0
GEO/07 - PETROLOGY AND PETROGRAPHY - University credits: 0
Practicals: 12 hours
Laboratories: 32 hours
Lessons: 24 hours