Ancient dating techniques
Once cool, the waxed surface would seal the porous of the stone preventing thus its erosion.
Ancient Greeks used this technique to apply color to create wall paintings, and to protect wooden panels and other architectural elements.
In the early days most Kore and Kouros statues were made of limestone, which is relatively soft, and porous.
Many times their base (and sometimes on their dress) was inscribed with a short paragraph documenting the statue’s function, the patron, and the artist.According to the most accepted interpretations of the archaeological evidence, Kore statues never represented deities. There are several distinct differences between the two, with the most significant one being the fact that Kouros statues were almost always portrayed in the nude, while Kore were always clothed.Consequently, when studying the statues, we tend to focus on the development of anatomy in Kouros, and on the development of the dress for the Kore along with the facial expression.What methods do they use and how do these methods work?In this article, we will examine the methods by which scientists use radioactivity to determine the age of objects, most notably carbon-14 dating.
A great deal of Kore statues have been unearthed at the acropolis, most dating back to the beginning of the 6th c. In fact the Acropolis collection tends to monopolize the Kore discourse because of the large number and breadth of stylistic variety that have been unearthed at this site.