The use-wear analysis laboratory

The use-wear analysis laboratory is equipped with an optical microscope Olympus BX51-M for observation in reflected light, with magnification from 50x to 200x (LPA and HPA), brightfield, darkfiled and polarisation, motorized focus for images of extensive depth. The microscope is capable of use-wear and material analyses of stone, bone, metal and ceramic artefacts. Its motorized focus is unique in this field in the Czech Republic; it enables documentation of even very irregular 3D surfaces.

Use-wear analysis laboratory of the Centre was founded in 2015, when optical microscope Olympus for Reflected light was purchased. Before this, microscopes of other research subjects were used. Currently we effort to obtain financial sources for purchase of microscope enables for analysis of large and heavy samples. Our goal is implement use-wear analysis of macrolithic artefacts, including microresidues sampling to the standard methods of artefact studies of the Centre.

  • Stone knives of Early Bronze Age Use-wear analysis [See more...]
  • Comparative use-wear analysis of stone projectiles from the period of Late Eneolithic and Early Bronze Age [See more]
  • Use-wear analysis of Nitra Culture Stone projectiles [See more...]

Possibilities of analysis for external subjects:

  • Expert consulting
  • Open access scientific cooperation with co-authorship of published outputs

Mgr. et Mgr. Ludmila Kaňáková Hladíková, Ph.D.

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Office: bud. T/210
Kounicova 67a
602 00 Brno

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