Recipient Chloe Duckworth
Date 01 October, 2014
Amount £3,360
Summary The proposed project will significantly improve our understanding of glass trade and technology in the Libyan Sahara, and its relationship with other areas. Glasses recovered by Charles Daniels’ work were recently analysed by micro-XRF and EPMA under the Trans-Sahara Project. The results of these analyses inform us about glassmaking recipes, raw ingredients and technological factors, but cannot provide any direct indications of the provenance of the glasses. This application thus seeks additional funding for the isotope analysis of 10 samples of glass, as a separate project focused on two distinct issues that have arisen from the Trans-Sahara analyses.