Nicolas Melard

Nicolas Melard
Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF) · Imagery, Archaeology

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Chasing is one of the main decorative techniques found in metal work. The imprints left by different chasing tools are unique not only to the tool, but also to the chaser. The analysis and characterisation of toolmarks provide vast information that is valuable for the understanding of an object. Microtopography is a non-contact imaging technique th...
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Cet article décrit les principales techniques d’imagerie actuelles et leurs appli­ cations pour la conservation des œuvres d’art. Parution de la publication électronique, novembre 2018 https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Thematiques/Conservation-restauration/Actualites/Publication-electronique-des-journees-d-etude-du-C2RMF
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Archaeologists have been interested in the survey and analysis of mobile works of Paleolithic art since their discovery during excavations in the 19th century. Examples of mobile art — made of stone, bone, antler, ivory or clay — are often found as weathered fragments with surface wear that makes the reading of these objects difficult. Since the 19...
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The main difficulty in studying the engraved stones of the upper Paléolthic period is the decipherment and the understanding of the various overlapping traces on the surfaces. Scientific research in paleolithic art is trying since more than 20 years to use modern laboritory devises and techniques like the Scanning Electron Microscope and more recen...
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Presented here is the so far unique discovery and interpretation of an occupation area directly associated with Upper Palaeolithic cave paintings. The paintings, of red spots and hand stencils, overlook two hearths with selected flints. There were also fragments of stalactite, deduced by analysis and experiment to be waste products from the manufac...
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Abstract Documentation and publication of palaeolithic objects such as lithic artifacts, bone tools or mobile art has been done for decades mainly by drawings. These drawings are an indispensable part of scientific research and methodology. Teaching drawing techniques is even integrated into the educational program at the university level. Although...
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Les creations artistiques du Magdalenien sont multiples et etonnamment riches. Dans le domaine de l'art mobilier, les pierres gravees jouent un role important pour l'iconographie de cette epoque et refletent ainsi de maniere tres representative la diversite et la complexite des representations magdaleniennes. Le site de la Marche, a Lussac-les-Chât...
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La vallée de l'Erve en Mayenne, traverse une des rares zones à activité karstique du massif Armoricain : le " canyon de Saulges ". Le site, qui fonctionnait comme une " zone refuge " au Paléolithique supérieur, a révélé des gisements d'une grande richesse, malheureusement fouillés anciennement. La reprise des études dans la grotte ornée Mayenne-Sci...

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