Tutorial: Thin-Section Petrography of Stone and Ceramic Cultural Materials

This tutorial includes the following modules:

  1. Petrographic Thin Sections
  2. Plane Polarized Light
  3. Crossed Polarized Light
  4. Identifying Common Rock-Forming Minerals
  5. Igneous Stone Materials
  6. Sedimentary Stone Materials
  7. Metamorphic Stone Materials
  8. Low-Fired Pottery
  9. High-Fired Pottery
  10. Identifying Pottery Fabrication Methods
  11. Other Ceramic and Clay Materials

Download one of the compressed files below, uncompress, and after checking the Read-me file, click on the ThinSection application file and start. We hope you find the tutorial useful.

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