How was it possible to attribute a violin of uncertain dating to the famous Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andreae (1666–1740)? Mauro Bernabei explains.
Mauro Bernabei is a researcher of the Italian National Research Council, Institute of BioEconomy. His research activity is focused on wood dating, mainly through the dendrochronological technique but also joining dendrochronology with other dating methodologies like radiocarbon, chemical investigations and spectrometric analysis. Other research fields involve wood anatomy, mainly through the identification of species on wood and charcoal, the study of archaeological wood and the state of conservation on wooden artefacts.