7b. The Vinland Map: An Authentic Relic of Early Exploration or a Modern Forgery – Raman Spectroscopy in a Pivotal Role?

  1. John M. Chalmers1,
  2. Howell G. M. Edwards2 and
  3. Michael D. Hargreaves3
  1. Howell G. M. Edwards

Published Online: 10 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch7b

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science

How to Cite

Edwards, H. G. M. (2012) The Vinland Map: An Authentic Relic of Early Exploration or a Modern Forgery – Raman Spectroscopy in a Pivotal Role?, in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy in Forensic Science (eds J. M. Chalmers, H. G. M. Edwards and M. D. Hargreaves), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962328.ch7b

Editor Information

  1. 1

    VS Consulting, Stokesley, UK

  2. 2

    Chemical and Forensic Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

  3. 3

    Thermo Scientific Portable Optical Analyzers, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilmington, USA

Author Information

  1. Chemical and Forensic Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749067

Online ISBN: 9781119962328

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Keywords:

  • the Vinland Map, authentic relic of early exploration, or a modern forgery;
  • Vinland Map, Speculum Historiale and Tartar Relation, wormholes in alignment;
  • authenticity of Vinland Map, scientific analysis of the Vinland Map and Tartar Relation;
  • Brown and Clark's definitive Raman microspectroscopic study of the Vinland Map;
  • anatase in Vinland Map, by Raman, a death knell as to its authenticity;
  • anatase discovery in the Vinland Map, anatase misconception in media;
  • the Vinland Map, furore of controversial issues;
  • the Raman spectroscopic, chemical identity and spatial distribution of pigments;
  • The Vinland Map, an enigma for over 40 years

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Scientific Analysis of the Vinland Map and Tartar Relation

  • Raman Microspectroscopic Study

  • References