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19th-24th June 2017, University of Sheffield, UK

The ‘Introduction to Ceramic Petrography’ short course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the potential of thin section petrography in the integrated study of archaeological ceramic materials. During this course participants will learn how to use the polarised light optical microscope, to identify rocks and minerals in thin section, and to analyse ceramic thin sections to understand issues of provenance and technology. The aim is for course participants to be critical consumers of the growing body of literature on the petrography of archaeological ceramics.

This intensive course will be held for 6 days (Monday to Saturday), morning to afternoon. It consists of 10 one-hour lectures and 10 two-hour laboratory practicals on specific topics. The course is limited to 10 places.

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Contact: cerpetro_shortcourse@sheffield.ac.uk