Ceramic Petrography Analytical Service

Micrographs of archaeological ceramics
  • Professional thin section petrographic and geochemical analysis of archaeological pottery, CBM, metallurgical ceramics, building stone, plaster and lithics, for the interpretation of provenance and craft technology.
  • Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval, Post-Med and industrial artefacts analysed from UK and further afield.
  • Geologically trained with nearly 20 years experience in archaeological petrography.
  • Analysis on single artefacts or larger projects as needed.
  • Services include thin section preparation, petrographic analysis, microphotography and full interpretation.

Recent Projects

  • Petrographic Analysis of Iron Age Metallurgical Ceramics from the Nok Culture, Nigeria. 2016/111

  • Materials Analysis of Tibetan Bon Shamanic Amulet. 2015/109
  • Petrographic Analysis of Prehistoric Ceramics from the Usmanovo 3 Burial Ground, Kazburun Region, Southern Transurals, Russia. 2016/108
  • Petrographic Analysis of Medieval Greyware Ceramics from the Kiln Site of Dyke Cottage, Arkley and Consumption Sites in Hertfordshire and north Middlesex. 2015/107
  • Petrographic Analysis of Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age Quernstone from Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK . 2015/106
  • Petrographic Analysis of Late Medieval LMT Pottery from Plumstead, Norwich, UK. 2015/105
  • Petrographic Analysis of Roman Sugar Loaf Court Ware Ceramics from Bloomberg Place, London. 2015/104
  • Petrographic Analysis of Imported Roman Ceramics from Bloomberg Place, London. 2015/103
  • Petrographic and Geochemical Analysis of Roman Verulamium Grey Ware Ceramics from Bloomberg Place, London. 2015/102
  • Petrographic Analysis of Plaster from Nymphaeum, Argotti Gardens, Floriana, Malta. 2015/101
  • Petrographic Analysis of Prehistoric Ceramics from The Old Dairy, Amesbury, Wiltshire, UK. 2015/100
  • Petrographic Analysis of Neolithic Ceramics from Jebel Moya, Sudan. 2015/99
  • Petrographic Analysis of Ceramics from an Early Roman Pottery Production Site at Moorfield Road, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK. 2015/98
  • ¬†Petrographic and Geochemical Analysis of Viking Finno-Baltic/Type AIII Ceramics from Birka, Sweden. 2015/97
  • Petrographic Analysis of Roman Ceramic Building Material from Harelbeke, Belgium. 2015/95
  • Petrographic Analysis of Roman Ceramics from Pentney, Norfolk. 2015/94
  • Petrographic Analysis of Prehistoric Ceramics from Aston Hall, Derbyshire. 2015/92
  • Scanning Electron Microanalysis Analysis of Medieval Furnace Samples from Sigtuna, Sweden. 2015/91
  • Petrographic Analysis of Prehistoric Ceramics from Ryhall Substation Site, Rutland, England. 2015/90


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