From Mine to Microscope: Advances in the Study of Ancient by Andrew J. Shortland, Ian Freestone, Thilo Rehren

By Andrew J. Shortland, Ian Freestone, Thilo Rehren

These twenty papers devoted to Mike Tite concentration upon the translation of historical artefacts and applied sciences, quite in the course of the software of fabrics research. tools from the human eye to mass spectrometry supply insights right into a diversity of applied sciences starting from classical alum extraction to Bronze Age wall portray, and canopy fabrics as different as niello, flint, bronze, glass and ceramic. Ranging chronologically from the Neolithic via to the medieval interval, and geographically from Britain to China, those case stories supply a unprecedented evaluation that allows you to be of price to scholars, academics and researchers with an curiosity in early fabric culture.

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His thesis awarded in 1965 was on the thermoluminescence dating of ceramics, but apparently not satisfied with a single PhD topic, he also worked with Martin Aitken on proton magnetometry and they published several papers on archaeomagnetic surveying at this time. He went on to undertake post-doctoral work at the University of Leeds as an ICI research fellow, and following this was appointed lecturer in the Physics Department of the University of Essex. He continued his work on electromagnetic prospecting and the magnetic susceptibility of soils and it was in this period that, with his PhD student, Yannis Maniatis, he developed his interest in the use of the scanning electron microscope to investigate early ceramic technology, an area in which he is still active.

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