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Abstract

Man is one of those few creatures who can see the world in color. Almost as far as we are able to trace the presence of man in history and prehistory, we find evidence that he has employed color to adorn his person and his surroundings. Tens of thousands of years ago, Cro-Magnon created cave paintings using the colors of minerals as pigments, and before him, the Neanderthal painted the bones of the dead with red mineral pigment. In the ancient world, colored stones and minerals were used in jewelry, in the decoration of buildings, and as coloring agents in glasses and enamels.

Keywords

Mineral Collector Ultraviolet Light Silver Salt Photographic Plate Ancient World 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

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  • Manuel Robbins

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