Studies of ancient artifacts can interact with the study in thin sections in a variety of ways.
The aim of the microscopic analysis on ceramics and ancient artifacts in thin section is the characterization of the artificial stone material.
Recognize the components of an aggregate in a mortar and determine the inert / binder ratio,
Analyze typical mineralogical phases in ceramics,
Perform stratigraphic investigations on historical plasters,
Analysis of pigments on paintings and murals,
Analysis on the deterioration of mortars and architectural and artistic structures.
These techniques also allow the determination of the morphological and textural character of the sample.