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Research
 

AMTeC has a number of different research interests – we hope to post up reports here as we progress.

INVESTIGATIVE CONSERVATION

  • Manufacturing evidence
  • Surface studies: toolmarks & structure
  • X-radiography
  • ‘Atlas’ of technological features on bronzes

REPRODUCTION EXPERIMENTS

  • Numismatics
  • Bronze Age ingots & Hoards
  • Roman Coins
  • Surface Enrichment, Platings & Patination
  • Finishing techniques

ARTEFACT STABILITY

  • Corrosion characterisation
  • Relationships to Burial contexts
  • Documentation & Multivariate Databases
  • Preservation in-situ & reburial methodologies

ANALYSIS & DOCUMENTATION

  • X-radiography
  • Surface Metallography / SEM
  • Colour imaging techniques
  • Alloy Distributions
  • Video Library of Ancient Technology Experiments

Publication lists available on request.

Students wishing to carry out their own research projects, under the roof of AMTeC are encouraged to get in touch!

 
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