INTRODUCTION | WHAT IS IVORY? | THE IVORIES | IDENTIFYING IVORY | GLOSSARY
Supplies for Preliminary Identification of Ivory and Ivory Substitutes
- Long wave ultraviolet light
- (Optional) Set of comparison standards consisting of exemplar pieces of ivory, bone, shell, vegetable ivory, and manufactured ivory substitutes
- 10X magnifying glass
- Photocopy machine with variable contrast
Long wave ultraviolet radiation is hazardous to the eyes. NEVER look directly at a UV light.
PRELIMINARY IDENTIFICATION SCHEME
Table 1: Scheme for the Preliminary Characterization of Ivory and Ivory Substitutes in Cross-Section.
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