This workshop will provide a background to the methods and applications utilized by archaeologists and archaeological scientists to study the provenance of ancient glass. Following general introductions to the methods and their employment in archaeology, the instructors will provide more detailed information on the various methods, strengths and weaknesses, comparisons with other methods, and their uses. Information will be provided on sample preparation, data acquisition and post-collection processing, and how to interpret the results. More specific information will be provided on the usage of the presented methods and techniques in the provenance of archaeological glasses, but analysis of other archaeological materials also will be discussed.

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