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Provenance Jesse Russell

Provenance

Jesse Russell

Published May 17th 2012
ISBN : 9785512627303
Paperback
112 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Provenance, from the French provenir, to come from, refers to the chronology of the ownership or location of an historical object. The term was originally mostly used for works of art, but is now used inMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Provenance, from the French provenir, to come from, refers to the chronology of the ownership or location of an historical object. The term was originally mostly used for works of art, but is now used in similar senses in a wide range of fields, including science and computing. Typical uses may cover any artifact found in archaeology, any object in paleontology, certain documents (such as manuscripts), or copies of printed books. In most fields, the primary purpose of provenance is to confirm or gather evidence as to the time, place, and-when appropriate-the person responsible for the creation, production, or discovery of the object. This will typically be accomplished by tracing the whole history of the object up to the present. Comparative techniques, expert opinions, and the results of scientific tests may also be used to these ends, but establishing provenance is essentially a matter of documentation.