Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

The Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art is a laboratory at the University of Oxford, England which develops and applies scientific methods to the study of the past.

As of 2005, the Laboratory is directed by Prof. Mark Pollard. Amongst the areas of research it has been involved in are:

* Radiocarbon dating
* Luminescence dating
* Materials analysis
* Palaeodiet
* Archaeological geophysics
* Uranium-series dating
* Diagenesis

The laboratory includes the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, which carries out radiocarbon dating using an accelerator mass spectrometer. The Laboratory publishes the journal "Archaeometry".

See also

* Archaeology
* History of art

External links

* [http://www.rlaha.ox.ac.uk/ Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art website]


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