Materials Science & Industrial Processes
Archaeologists routinely recover evidence for the production of metal and glass objects. Much of this evidence consists of waste materials which are not always easy to identify. Historic England, and its predecessor English Heritage, have produced technical guidance sampling strategies for the recovery of these waste materials, and their subsequent identification and study, This page provides an introduction to these documents.
Download A Standard for Pottery Studies in Archaeology
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Our Science Advisors (SAs) provide advice on all aspects of the historic environment. Here you can find our contact details and what we do.
Our experts study the production of metal and glass objects and associated waste (slag). We curate reference collections and offer advice
Describing the thinking behind Historic England's 2017 guide to organic residue analysis and what this technique can bring to archaeology.