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Arts historian win international Archaeology prize

Page last published: 26 Apr 2013

Researchers have been recognised at the 41st Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference, for developing an analytical technique which allows non-destructive, on-site, inexpensive analyses of ancient Greek silver coins. The technique uses X-ray Fluorescence spectrometers that are small enough to be transportable to museum collections.

In a unique collaboration between historians and scientists, Dr Gil Davis, A/Prof Kenneth Sheedy, A/Prof Damian Gore and Dr Caroline Lehmann presented a poster on their research at the conference for which they were unanimously awarded the top prize. This is the first time an Australian presentation has won this award.