Chemists are dying to uncover historic textile’s secrets

US researchers have developed a sensitive and simple technique for identifying the dyes used to colour textile artefacts. Their approach will not only help understand the composition of heritage materials for conservation purposes but could offer new insights into the technological relationship ancient peoples had with their environment.

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Author: David Bradley

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