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Artefact Study

The study of any artefact raises many questions:

   

 

 

 

   
Overhead view of ancient faience frog from Petrie Museum
   
       
       

 

   
 

 

   

Examination procedures to answer research questions:

  • Use of magnifying glass and microscope to exam the surface for evidence on material, forming techniques, corrosions and marks of tools and use
  • Study of the related artefacts from the same archaeological context and period
  • Review of published literature on the subject
  • Use of scanning electron microscope (SEM) to help identifying raw materials and glazing methods
  • Reconstructing experiments to understand the technological process

This page last modified 6 November, 2009 by Kathryn E. Piquette


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