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PETROG is uniquely able to provide support for archaeologists in




Thin section ceramic petrography is a versatile research tool that can be applied to the compositional characterisation of archaeological pottery, building materials and plaster-based artefacts, as well as the interpretation of their raw materials and production technology (e.g. Quinn 2013; Reedy 2008).


Quantitative data collection and analysis plays an important role in the classification of ancient and historic ceramic specimens and the determination of their production location or provenance. It is also key to the reconstruction of ceramic technology, including paste preparation and vessel manufacture.


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