Cultural Heritage

Non-Destructive Characterisation of Fossil Echinoids

Researchers of BNC developed a state-of-the-art combination of three-dimensional surface and volumetric digital imaging techniques, as well as position-resolved element composition analysis by PGAI, to scrutinize the rocks containing fossils of the Parascutella gibbercula sea urchins.

The methodology used in the described study opens new perspectives in the understanding of the sedimentation conditions of the sea bottom.