There are 17 items tagged with ‘science’
An analytical project to determine the presence of zinc on Indian mail armour.
An analytical project to determine the presence of gold plating on steel armour.
The purpose of an x-ray is to look beneath the surface at the underlying structure. A major advantage of this technique for use on objects is that it is entirely non-destructive.
4. XRF Analysis
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis provides a means of finding the chemical composition of artefacts (or parts of artefacts) without removing samples. Which means it is non-destructive.
Optical Microscopy is technique which uses allows the Royal Armouries Science officer the opportunity to examine the metallurgy of an object.
An analytical project to determine the presence of replacement rivets on steel armour.
An analytical project to determine the original appearance of a 16th century Welsh buckler shield.
An analytical project to determine how a previously unknown firearm found on board the wreck of the Mary Rose was made.
An analytical project to determine whether hardened metal was used in the production of arrow heads.
An analytical project to examine the metallurgy of plate armour and changes in it through time and place.
An analytical project to discover more about the iron plates in a Tudor jack of plates.
An analytical project to discover the makers mark on the inner plate of a duplex breastplate.
An analytical project to determine what previous repairs had been carried out and hidden on this carbine.
An analytical project to determine the extent of earlier repairs to a 5th century BC “Corinthian” Greek helmet.
Analytical projects that illustrate the range of uses, and benefits to be gained from the scientific procedures used in the conservation department at the Royal Armouries.
2 Press Releases
The Royal Armouries (RA) is co-ordinating two events aimed at inspiring teenagers to pursue careers in science and engineering next month (November) at the Tower of London.
The Royal Armouries (RA) has secured a £3,000 grant to help put science on the timetable at historic Fort Nelson.