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High-throughput, non-destructive pXRF analysis for ceramic provenancing - prerequisites and limits

Start: Mar 16, 2017 02:00 PM
End: Mar 16, 2017 03:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

High-throughput, non-destructive pXRF analysis for ceramic provenancing

Detlef Wilke (Independent Researcher) will give a lecture organised by the Ceramic Technology Research Network at the Institute on 16 March.

Detlef will present his research on the determination of ceramic provenance via portable X-ray fluorescence, entitled 'High-throughput, non-destructive pXRF analysis for ceramic provenancing - prerequisites and limits'.

This is a burgeoning application of handheld devices that is currently being applied to several Institute research projects.

All Institute staff and students are welcome to attend.

The Ceramic Technology Network brings together Institute of Archaeology staff and early stage researchers interested in the study of ancient ceramic technology. The purpose of the network is to organise focused group activities that cross-cut the wide chronological and geographic coverage of UCL archaeological ceramics research.

The network’s interest covers earthenware pottery, high-fired glazed ceramics, as well as a range of other related artefacts. It is concerned with archaeometric methods of studying ancient ceramic technology, as well as traditional macroscopic approaches, and experimental and ethnographic perspectives. 

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Patrick Quinn. Please get in touch with Patrick if you are interested in joining the network or have an idea for a group event.