Analytical science: Secrets of the Mary Rose
Analytical science: Secrets of the Mary Rose

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Analytical science: Secrets of the Mary Rose

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • appreciate why and how scientific analysis can be applied to ancient artefacts such as the Mary Rose

  • understand how sonar surveys can be applied to locate shipwrecks and other objects buried under the seabed

  • identify techniques that can be used to ascertain the preservation state of artefacts

  • describe how bones and teeth can be analysed to investigate the origins, health, nutrition and activities of a deceased human being

  • understand how bacterial and chemical degradation of artefacts can be investigated and mitigated against.

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