PXRF analyses


Pr. Fr Hartert from the geology department of Liège University performed PXRF analyses on slags from a merovingian settlement in Huy. These found with remains of glass production are slags due to the production of iron. Some traces are unusual for ores for the mosan region…research to be continued.

Pottery analysis at Liège

Part of the Rural Riches subproject on early medieval production involves the study of pottery. Our post-doc researcher Line van Wersch and research master student Sophie Vullings are currently in the research laboratory at the University of Liège to do macroscopic analyses on Merovingian pottery from production sites in the town of Huy.

Sophie Vullings, pottery research

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