Dr.

Alicia VAN HAM-MEERT

Alicia VAN HAM-MEERT

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Room F8.13
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels | Belgium

Project title:

Can non-destructive elemental and nearly non-destructive isotopic analysis reveal the links between metallurgy and glass making in the past

Project summary:

It is important to develop (nearly) non-destructive techniques to be allowed to analyse precious historic artefacts without degrading them. There are some theories about possible links between glass and metallurgy, elemental and isotopic analysis offers the possibility to shed some light on from a different perspective and possibly (in)validate certain theories.

Field sites:

Dibba (United Arab Emirates)

Keywords:

LA-MC-ICP-MS, uXRF, EPMA

Supervisors:

Patrick Degryse – Earth and Environmental Science, Centre for Archaeological Science, KULeuven

Philip Claeys