Dr Peter Grave

Catering details

The Archaeomaterials Science Hub (ASH), is a research facility established by Assoc Prof Grave, a lead researcher in archaeological materials science in Australia.  ASH not only has state-of-the-art analytical capacity and technical support for a wide range of materials and methods, the combination of which is without parallel nationally, but also an excellent national and international collaborative network for areas not directly covered by ASH expertise (e.g. phytoliths) or equipment (eg NAA) with research groups or laboratories in Canada, the US (Santa Clara University), the UK (Manchester University), and France (CNRS, Lyon).

Archaeomaterials Science

Materials Analysis Capacity

Map of Cyprus showing sediment sources matched to Neutron Activation data

Grave, P., L. Kealhofer, B. Marsh, U. Schoop, J. Seeher, J.W. Bennett, A. Stopic, 2014 Ceramic, trade, provenience and geology: Cyprus in the late Bronze Age. Antiquity 88: 1180-1200

Inorganic and organic chemistry

XRF
pXRF
pFTIR
istable isotope
HPCL-MS
sorbtion/desorbtion kinetics
thermal dynamics

Imaging

SEM
MicroCT

Materials expertise

archaeological ceramics
metals
bone