International Inter-Disciplinary Research of The Colorful Chemistry of Ancient Peoples
The chemical expertise of the ancient dyer is evident from the various colorful textile dyeings that have survived
the ravages of time over several millennia. Scientific analyses performed on these items have determined the various
chemical and biological processes involved in producing such magnificent materials. These sophisticated chemical
technologies practiced in antiquity show that the ancient dyer was an advanced empirical chemist. This scientific craft was
practiced from as far back as more than four millennia ago and was performed all over the ancient world, from the Near East
to the Far East, and in-between.
Keywords - Colorants, dyes, pigments, madder, indigo, HPLC