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The application of a multidisciplinary approach to the study of early Egyptian ceramic chronology, with a focus on luminescence dating
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This thesis takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of ancient Egyptian ceramics by applying scientific dating techniques alongside more traditional methods. It is the first study to apply OSL dating to an Egyptian ceramic assemblage, and it has done so by developing the minimum extraction technique (MET), which has made it possible to use OSL to sample, and thus analyse, ceramics housed in museums.

The MET is at present essential to the success of OSL dating of Egyptian ce...

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University of Oxford

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