The 24th seminar, the 7th seminar of developing young scholars, named “Novel SEM Approaches for Archaeological Artefact Analysis” was held on March 16~17, 2023 (Tue.,Fri.)
Workshop: Novel SEM Approaches for Archaeological Artefact Analysis
On March 16 and 17, 2023, a two-day workshop on methods of analysing archaeological artefacts using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was held jointly by the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nazarbayev University, Institute of Archaeology named after A.Kh.Margulan, JEOL Ltd. and our project. Fourteen specialists including many young researchers and students from various parts of Kazakhstan participated in the workshop. The first day of the workshop consisted of lectures and practical training on the preparation of pottery impression replicas of seeds and fibres, their observation and identification by SEM, and the second day on the analysis of pottery production techniques using SEM-EDS. The workshop was well received by the participants. We hope that this workshop will encourage more archaeological research using SEM in Kazakhstan in the future. We would like to thank Paleo Labs Inc. and the Komatsu City Board of Education for their cooperation in organising the workshop.