Posted by James C. McLane on June 25, 1998 at 19:24:33:
In Reply to: HELP!! OLD AFRICAN POT!! posted by Jason Miller on June 24, 1998 at 11:20:12:
Probably your only option at this point is thermoluminescence analysis. A small sample can be taken from some location on your pot and after spending several hundred dollars, you will know the age within possibly + or -10% One lab that comes to mind is at Dalhouise University, Halifax Nova Scotia. Their address is http://is.dal.ca/~digs/t-intro.htm
A much more practical solution is stylistic comparison with existing pottery of known age. Send a pot picture to the experts in South Africa.
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