In a cramped lab, historians from Columbia University and the Chemical Heritage Foundation are reconstructing a 16th-century workshop by re-creating recipes from an anonymous craftsperson’s manuscript. One of the recipes being pursued is for imitation coral, a popular material in early modern jewelry and home décor.

Directed, produced, and edited by Mariel Carr
Director of Photography: Mariel Carr


    1. Dedicated server
      March 17, 2016

      Great going, Making and Knowing team. And best wishes as this advances the history of science as well as our own knowledge of ancient materials and their uses today.

    2. Williamcams
      June 8, 2016

      I really liked your article post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome. Stoakley