An Experimental Diachronic Exploration of Patination Methodology of Dark Patinated (Arsenical) Copper Alloys on Case Studies from the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age and Early Iron Age
***Artificially patinated copper alloys are found archaeologically in polychrome artefacts from the 19th century BC Egypt to historical and contemporary Japan. The unusual colour variations observed in these patinas, ranging from black to blue to purple, is due to a minor amount of gold (Au) and silver (Ag) in their copper matrix, whereas...
My background is in fine art and art education. Originally trained as a visual artist, I am currently a PhD candidate in Archaeology at the Dept. of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece. My main field of research involves the experimental recreation of the 4th Century B.C.
Spyros Bakas is among the first to introduce and promote Living History in Greece in 2002. Since then, he has participated, organised and directed numerous Experimental Archaeology as well as Living History projects in Greece and worldwide.