[ links]   []   [archief]   [index]

[<<<] [Project 0] [>>>]

New method developed for dating archaeological pottery

New method developed for dating archaeological pottery
trefwoorden: Engeland - Bristol - datering - pot - vet
The contents of ancient pottery could help archaeologists resolve some longstanding disputes in the world of antiquities, thanks to scientists at Britain's University of Bristol.
The researchers have developed the first direct method for dating pottery by examining animal fats preserved inside the ceramic walls.
Archaeologists have long dated sites by the visual appearance of pottery fragments found around the site. The new analytical technique will allow archaeologists to more accurately determine the age of pottery and, by extension, the age of associated artifacts and sites. The research builds on recent work that has shed light on the types and uses of commodities contained within the vessels.
The findings will appear in the Sept. 30 edition of Analytical Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal of the
American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Lees verder bij: EurekAlert (29 september 2003) (Eenmalige gratis registratie vereist)