Monthly Archives: November 2020

Camping, hiking, and a VW Beetle: the story of collecting dye samples in Peru


The “Saltzman Collection” is made up of samples of Peruvian dyes that were gathered in the 1970s. When Ruth Ann Armitage and her co-workers analyzed the collection for their publication in Heritage Science, they did not realize they only knew part of the story. Here, Dr. Armitage and Kay Antúnez de Mayolo recount the full story of the collection of these dye samples.

Material Science Open Access