Ceramics research laboratory
Thin sections for a range of archaeological and geological materials can be prepared in our ceramics research laboratory for their use in transmitted microscopy. Thin section preparation can be conducted as a commercial service.
The lab also holds the Ann Woods thin section teaching and reference collection, which has been expanded over the years. The collection possesses over 2,000 thin sections of varying natures. Real archaeological materials like pottery, mortars and lithics are the base of the collection, but experimental and geological samples are also represented.
Several polarising microscopes are available within Archaeology and Ancient History (See Microscopy Lab for more details)