So you want to do biocodicology? A field guide to the biological analysis of parchment

Sarah Fiddyment, Matthew D. Teasdale, Jiří Vnouček, Élodie Lévêque, Annelise Binois, Matthew J. Collins

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Abstrakt

Biocodicology, the study of the biological information stored in manuscripts, offers the possibility of interrogating manuscripts in novel ways. Exploring the biological data associated to parchment documents will add a deeper level of understanding and interpretation to these invaluable objects, revealing information about book production, livestock economies, handling, conservation and the historic use of the object. As biotechnological methods continue to improve we hope that biocodicology will become a highly relevant discipline in manuscript studies, contributing an additional perspective to the current scholarship. We hope that this review will act as a catalyst enabling further interactions between the heritage science community, manuscript scholars, curators and conservators.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer35
TidsskriftHeritage Science
Vol/bind7
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-10
Antal sider10
ISSN2050-7445
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019

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