Archaeological Materials Analysis & Organic Residues Analysis


SASAA carries out routine analysis on a wide range of art and archaeological materials. The objectives are numerous, but can include compositional information and details on production and use. 

In addition to undertaking full-scale projects, we offer a quick reference analytical facility (Q-RAF), with guaranteed delivery of reports within two weeks of receipt of samples.


Sugar pots in situ at Tawahin, Jordan ©SASAA.

SEM image of Loch Glashan brooch ©SASAA.

19th Century Ottoman Textile ©SASAA.


Art and archaeological materials analysed by SASAA have included:


SASAA follows a rigorous methodology for materials analysis. Analytical techniques used by SASAA include: