CERAMIC PETROLOGY REFERENCES - MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL ARTICLES


The following is a collection of technical and procedural guides or proposals which were acquired from museums or particular working groups. Most of these never see the light of day, but may have a technique or procedure that you may be able to apply to your investigation. However, caveat emptor!

Tom Davidson (1996 or so). The characterization of seventeenth century Virginia earthenwares by electronic image analysis - a progress report. Jamestown Settlement Museum in-house publication (available at 804-226-1807), 8 pp.

Good example of how petrography can be used. Especially important for the correlation of the petrographic results of the artefacts and how a petrofacies map could be constructed to narrow down the provenace of these ceramics.

Elizabeth Miksa (1995). Petrographic analysis of ceramics for the McDowell to Shea Blvd. portion of the Beeline Highway excavation project. In T. Kathleen Henderson and David R. Abbott (eds.) Archaeology at the Head of the Scottsdale Canal System, Volume 2: Studies of Artifacts and Biological Remains, Anthropological Papers No. 95-1, Northlands Research, Inc. 15-38.

The following was supplied to me in order to help with separating some glazes on utilitarian wares. If you want a copy, I will be more than happy to e-mail it to you.

Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton (1993). Laboratory Protocol for Lead-Glaze Testing. North Carolina State Archaeologist Office, Raleigh. N.C.


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