Thermoluminescence dating ceramics leaked guide for dating 500 just 10 copies
TL has a wide dating range; it has been used to date ceramics from a few hundred years old to geologic formations that are half a million years old.
The technique measures the small amount of energy that continually builds up in the mineral crystal lattice.
As pottery ages, it absorbs radiation from its environment.
We extract a small sample from each piece we analyze and heat it until it glows with a faint blue light, known as TL.
TL Testing can be used to analyze fired pottery, earthenware and terracotta, and the casting cores of bronzes.
The obtained data may detect inclusive material and/or detect reproductions and counterfeits.
Thermoluminescence can test fired clay such as pottery, earthenware and terracotta, as well as porcelain, stoneware and the casting cores of bronzes.
Artemis Testing Lab can test pieces from any culture, as long as they have been fired to above 500°C and the clay contains a sufficient quantity of TL minerals (quartz and/or feldspars), as well as radioactive inclusions (normally uranium, thorium and a radioactive form of potassium). Generally speaking, when a sample is drilled and there is no information available about the burial environment, one may expect /- 25% uncertainty, and this is more than adequate for authentication where the question is whether the piece was fired in antiquity or recently.
Results are guaranteed and can be delivered within as little as a few days.
Artemis Testing Lab authenticates pottery / ceramic antiquities and ancient art using the scientific technique of , a dating method for archaeological pottery which can distinguish between genuine and fake / reproduction examples.
With any of our testing services, you can expect to receive your Test Results within 7 days or less from when we receive your item(s). Expedited testing available with results back in as little as 3 business days.