Lab Facilities

Archaeology is a multi-disciplinary science and the Archaeological Sciences Centre (ASC) is established with an aim to conduct research and testing of archaeological samples with the lab facilities available at IITGN.

At present the following lab facilities and equipment are available with IITGN which are used for archaeological research:

  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • 3-D Terrestrial Laser Scanner

In addition to above, the ASC is also analyzing the samples with the equipment available at other institutions like Physical Research Laboratory (PRL).

Forthcoming facilities

The ASC in collaboration with Earth Sciences Department is setting up a Ceramic Petrology Laboratory.  This laboratory will be useful in analyzing the ceramics from archaeological contexts to know about the provenance, manufacturing techniques and developing a database.