Chemical Technology in Antiquity (ACS Symposium Series) by Seth C. Rasmussen

By Seth C. Rasmussen

Chemistry is in detail occupied with the advance of the oldest recognized civilizations, leading to various chemical applied sciences that not just stay a part of smooth civilized societies, yet are so average that it'd be difficult to visualize existence with out them. Such chemical expertise has a truly lengthy and wealthy heritage, from time to time courting again to as early as 20,000 BCE.

"Chemistry expertise in Antiquity" goals to provide the invention, improvement, and early heritage of a number of such chemical applied sciences, with the further objective of together with a few smaller topics usually missed within the presentation of early chemical expertise. whereas the e-book doesn't objective to be a complete assurance of the total diversity of chemical applied sciences practiced in the course of antiquity, it presents a believe and appreciation for either the deep historical past concerned with those subject matters, in addition to the complexity of the chemical techniques that have been being applied at one of these very early time period.

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The names of the pigments given in the table are those used by the authors; in the discussion of each of the pigment color groups that follows, their nature and synonyms will be elucidated. While organic colorants were undoubtedly used in the ancient world, they will be discussed in a different chapter of this volume; moreover, their absence from the analytical list is an indication of their chemical instability over the course of centuries. In the case of Humphry Davy, the analyses were done by heating, blowpipe redox reactions, and observation of changes upon addition of acids and bases; the other two more recent sets of analyses were carried out using the usual battery of spectroscopic and chromatographic tests.

Mineralogists have identified about 20 different naturally occurring manganese oxides. Two of the main families are oxides without any associated other cation, such as manganite (MnOOH), pyrolusite (MnO2), bixbyite (Mn2O3) and hausmannite (Mn3O4). xH2O)] are typical examples. A study of samples from Lascaux and Ekain caves by Emilie Chalmin and co-workers (66) identified a great variety of manganese oxides used singly or in mixtures, like pyrolusite, romanechite, hollandite, and todorokite. Their observations did not reveal any trace of heat treatment such as dehydration pores and/or evidence from examining characteristic crystal structure.

Every civilization has undergone an evolutionary trajectory from its perceived beginnings to its status as viewed from the present moment. Some civilizations are virtually contemporaneous, such as the Roman and Etruscan civilizations; others may pre-date them by many centuries, such as the Chinese and Egyptian cultures, and others may be far-removed in time such as the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Mayas and the Aztecs. What we might term “antiquity” for one, on an objective time scale, may be a period from 5,000-2,500 BCE whereas “antiquity” for another may be from 1,400-1,700 CE.

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