Thermoluminescence dating of ceramics singles dating in oregon
This may be used to establish likely provenance, manufacturing technique, mineral sources, and fabrication technology.
The obtained data may detect inclusive material and/or detect reproductions and counterfeits.
Thermoluminescence can test fired clay such as pottery, earthenware and terracotta, as well as porcelain, stoneware and the casting cores of bronzes.
Artemis Testing Lab can test pieces from any culture, as long as they have been fired to above 500°C and the clay contains a sufficient quantity of TL minerals (quartz and/or feldspars), as well as radioactive inclusions (normally uranium, thorium and a radioactive form of potassium). Generally speaking, when a sample is drilled and there is no information available about the burial environment, one may expect /- 25% uncertainty, and this is more than adequate for authentication where the question is whether the piece was fired in antiquity or recently.
This glow is measured to calculate the approximate age of the pottery.
Rate does not include shipping cost of item to/from the lab. Rate does not include shipping cost of item to/from the lab.
Quantity discounts available for dealers, collectors and institutions. Digital and/or film X-Ray images will show what’s ancient… as well as true condition of any pottery or metal object. Rate does not include shipping cost of item to/from the lab.
XRF testing can be used to analyze virtually any material, but is most commonly used for metal analysis.
The scientific technique of thermoluminescence (TL) is used to evaluate the authenticity of archaeological pottery.