A Carbon-14 Primer by Christine Prior

Carbon-14 dating has become the subject of intense debate in the antiques world – but how many people really know how it works or what it can and cannot determine? Dr Christine Prior of the Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory offers a concise guide

Ashtapada – An Indian Silk Carpet In The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, by Michael Franses

The oldest securely dated complete silk pile carpet from the Muslim world, now in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, is particularly significant in the history of oriental carpets. Its synthesis of patterns casts light on the extensive trade and cultural links across Asia and the Mediterranean region between 1350 and 1450 that enabled… Read more »

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