Workshop p-ED-XRF Flyer

The application of portable energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis (p-ED-XRF) enables a large number of measurements to be made quickly, thus providing new opportunities for multifaceted analysis of ceramic materials, especially of surfaces. In this workshop the contributions outline the results of a basic research examining the correlation of various analytical techniques. We will exchange experiences on analysis of ancient pottery and glass compared to other analytical techniques (e.g. wavelength dispersive XRF) and to ceramological techniques (e.g. macroscopic fabric analysis, MGR-analysis). Measurement on surfaces vs. measurement of fresh breaks as well as precision, accuracy and archaeological interpretation of data will be discussed with various projects.

Program

20.6.2014
10:00 - 10:30
Introduction to the Topoi‐projects on economic spaces
Michael Meyer
10:30 - 11:00
Methodological developments in p‐ED‐XRF and comparison with other analytical techniques
Oliver Mecking
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee
11:30 - 12:00
Analysis of clay tablets using p‐ED‐XRF and a portable microscope
Yuval Goren
12:00 - 12:30
Surface analysis of sherds of Nabatean pottery and experiments with gypsum moulds
Ewa Bobryk
Małgorzata Daszkiewicz
12:30 - 13:00
Non‐destructive and destructive provenance determination using p‐ED‐XRF and WD‐XRF
Gerwulf Schneider
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30
Evaluation and calibration of the Tracer (Bruker) for classifying pottery from the middle Euphrates in comparison with WD‐XRF‐results
Antonia Hofmann
14:30 - 15:00
p‐ED‐XRF analysis as a method in economic archaeology: some case studies of its application
Markus Helfert
15:00 - 15:30
Testing the p‐ED‐XRF on ceramic materials: time, space and statistical evaluation
Anders Lindahl
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee
16:00 - 16:30
Testing the groups ‐ Exploring the application of p‐ED‐XRF in provenance studies of transport amphorae from the Eastern Aegean
Anno Hein
16:30 - 17:00
Some comments on the application of p‐ED‐XRF: technical ceramics and beyond
Thilo Rehren
17:00 - 17:30
Protocols and strategies for ceramic analysis by pXRF: in pursuit of archaeological relevance
Elisabeth Holmqvist‐Saukkonen
17:30 - 18:00
Coffee
18:00 - 18:30
Analysis of beads from Gala Abu Ahmed (Sudan) using p‐ED‐XRF and XRD
Małgorzata Daszkiewicz
Miriam Lahitte
Rudolf Naumann
18:30 - 19:00
Application of p‐ED‐XRF in analysis of blue painted pottery from Amarna (Egypt)
Anne Seiler
21.6.2014
09:30 - 10:00
Macroscopic analysis of fabrics and p‐ED‐XRF in studying Moesian sigillata
Marcin Baranowski
Gerwulf Schneider
10:00 - 10:30
Determination of provenances of sigillata finds in Scotland
Richard E. Jones
10:30 - 11:00
Classification of Bronze Age pottery from Cornesti‐Iarcuri (Romania)
Małgorzata Daszkiewicz
Bernhard Heeb
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee
11:30 - 12:00
Cluster analysis of chemical data vs. matrix classification by refiring: example of Imperial period wheel‐thrown pottery from Olbia, Ukraine
Małgorzata Daszkiewicz
Andrea-Fleur Schweigart
12:00 - 12:30
From univariate to multivariate clustering with application to p‐ED‐XRF data
Hans-Joachim Mucha
12:30 - 13:00
Analysis of glass using p‐ED‐XRF
Joachim Lutz
Ernst Pernicka
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30
Analyses of glass from Comariv (Ukraine) using p‐ED‐XRF and WD‐XRF
Małgorzata Daszkiewicz
Hans-Jörg Nüsse
14:30 - 15:00
p‐ED‐XRF applied to soil and sediment studies
Philipp Robert Hoelzmann
15:00 - 16:00
Discussion