Skip to content Skip to navigation

10th Workshop on Science in Archaeology

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:00 to 20:00
Event Type: 

10th Workshop on Science in Archaeology10th Workshop on Science in Archaeology

This workshop will introduce teachers to the materials aspect of archaeology and make them more familiar with the various types of materials encountered in this field and their analysis. Lectures in Archaeochemistry, Archeometallurgy, Archeological Ceramics, and Bronze Casting Technology, will be followed by a tour of LRSM's shared experimental facilities. After lunch at the LRSM, there will be a tour of the Museum Ceramics Lab. and a visit to a local bronze casting foundry to observe the complete process in making a lost wax bronze sculpture.

Morning Sessions at LRSM

  • Archaeochemistry
    Dr. Gretchen Hall, University Museum
  • Stone Tool Manufacture
    Dr. Harold Dibble, Anthropology
  • Archeological Ceramics
    Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau, University Museum
  • Old and New Bronze Casting Technology
    Dr. Andrew McGhie, LRSM
  • Tour of LRSM's Shared Experimental Facilities

Afternoon Sessions

  1. Tour of Museum Ceramics Laboratory
  2. Tour of Laran Foundry, Chester, PA

3231 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6202

For further information contact:
Andrew McGhie at 215-898-6461 or

This workshop is FREE and includes lunch, all breaks, and workshop materials. Enrollment is
limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required, so please do so as soon as possible.

Participants are eligible for Act 48 credits

Co-sponsored by:
the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology & the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter's
National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center