Archaeology and Ancient History

Materials laboratory

garamantian pot The Materials Laboratory houses the School’s ceramic reference and teaching collections, with materials drawn from excavations undertaken by AAH and ULAS from the city and county. A key collection of material under study currently comprises Iron Age and Roman pottery from the field school excavations at Burrough Hill,  Leicestershire. The laboratory also features a small kiln and furnace for the experimental production and firing of pots (Carbolite 1,200°C; Vecstar MRF2 1,300°C).

The lab also holds an extensive lithics collection containing replicas and excavated materials, such as scrapers, hand axes, knives and points, ranging from the Upper Paleolithic to the Roman period.

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