Scientific Analysis of Heritage Collections
From Malcolm Brown on February 20th, 2020
Scientific Analysis of Heritage Collections Using XRF Spectrometry – Employ.ed Internship 2019.Egyptian ushabtis, found under Medals 121, were analysed using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis to determine the elemental composition of each ushabti, in order to date them as accurately as possible, and determine whether they are the oldest artifacts in the University’s collection. The visual appearance of the ushabtis was compared to those found in a chronological visual database. The combined information obtained was then used to date each ushabti to a New Kingdom dynasty.