Ceramics Research Laboratory

Ceramics Research Laboratory

Thin sections for a range of archaeological and geological materials can be prepared in the Ceramic Research Laboratory for their use in transmitted microscopy. Thin section preparation can be conducted as a commercial service.

The lab also holds the Ann Wood’s Thin Section teaching and reference collection, which has been expanded over the years. The collection posses over 2.000 thin sections of a varied nature. Real archaeological materials like pottery, mortars and lithics are the base of the collection, but experimental and geological samples are also represented.

Several polarizing microscopes are available on the department: the Nikon Eclipse E600 POL located on the µ-XRF Lab and used mainly for research; and one Motic BA300 Pol and six XP-201, located on the Ceramic Lab are used mainly for teaching

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