Workshop on Science in Archaeology

15th Annual Workshop
April 2, 2018


This workshop will introduce teachers to the materials aspect of archaeology and make them more familiar with the various types of materials encountered in this field and their analysis. Lectures in Forensic Anthropology, Archeometallurgy, Archaeological Ceramics, and Bronze Casting Technology, will be followed by a tour of LRSM’s shared experimental facilities. After lunch at the LRSM, there will be a tour of the Mummies Exhibit. and a visit to a local bronze casting foundry to observe the complete process in making a lost wax bronze sculpture.

Morning Sessions at LRSM

  • Forensic Anthropology: Dr. Samantha Cox, University Museum
  • Archeoceramics: Dr.Marie-Claude Boileau, CAAM,University Museum
  • Archeometallurgy: Dr. Moritz Janson, CAAM, University Museum
  • Old and New Bronze Casting Technology: Dr. Andrew McGhie, LRSM
  • Tour of LRSM’s Shared Experimental Facilities

Afternoon Sessions 1) Tour of the Center for Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM) 2) Tour of Laran Foundry, Chester, PA

REGISTRATION: 8:30AM at the LRSM 3231 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6202

For further information contact: Andrew McGhie at 215-898-6461 or

This workshop is FREE and includes lunch, all breaks, and workshop materials. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required, so please do so as soon as possible.

Participants are eligible for Act 48 credits

Co-sponsored by: the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology & the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter’s National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center