Success at the EAA!

You have been numerous to visit our booth at the Exhibition Fair of the EAA2018 in Barcelona! We received many interests in our services and regarding our new lab dedicated to the production of micromorphological thin sections ( We also received many compliments on our designs and especially our latest poster. Thank you very much for […]

Amélie will be at the EAA in Barcelona!

Amélie will be present at the EAA in Barcelona from the 5th to the 8th of September. Come to see us at booth #41 in the Exhibition Fair where we present our activity of geochemical mapping. We also participate to several sessions to present some of our recent work. See us at session 500 (Outcast […]

Geochemical mapping of medieval housepits

Amélie just achieved the geochemical mapping of three medieval housesits discovered in Alsace, eastern France. These analyses are conducted to investigate spatial organisation of the features, to compare it between the different units (they are all very similar in shape), and investigate their function. The first maps will be edited quickly to provide the archaeologists […]

Sampling campagne

It is on the bucolic riversides of the Dordogne (south-western France) that Amélie recently sampled archaeological features at two iron age and gallo-roman settlements. Several block samples were taken in ditches, trackways and floors to investigate anthropogenic and/or natural formation processes of these units. In the next weeks, the blocks will be impregnated in resin. […]

Annual external control of our XRF equipment

As happens every year, Amélie was visited by the French Nuclear Safety Authority (or l’Autorité de Sureté Nucléaire) in order to have our ionizing radiation equipment, that is to say our portable XRF, controlled and verified. This annual control is undertaken to assure that neither our customers nor our team is exposed to any damaging […]

Chemical analysis (pXRF) of iron age jewellery

Amélie carried out the chemical analysis of an important assemblage of iron age jewellery excavated in a necropolis in eastern France. 208 artefacts have been analysed with pXRF to characterize their composition, compare them and eventually distinguish groups within the different types of jewellery and between different types or burials. The analysis revealed that despite […]

Large scale geochemical mapping in the Seine valley

Amélie just finished the geochemical mapping by pXRF of a neolithic and bronze/iron age settlement in the Seine valley. We analysed the elementary composition of the archaeological surface of a large neolithic building, investigating its spatial organisation. The survey extended beyond the limits of the building to cover over 5000 m2, including a part of […]

Join our session at the EAA in Barcelona !

In 2018, Sabrina Save is organising a session during the 24th annual meeting of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) in Barcelona from the 5th to the 8th of September 2018 ( This session is titled ‘OUTCAST ARCHITECTURE: UNUSUAL BUILDINGS AND UNUSUAL BUILDING’. The abstract of the session is available following the link below. The call for papers opens the 15th of December 2017: do not […]

Animal droppings

  Two small and friable spheres suspected to be animal droppings recovered from a Neolithic building were investigated through Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) to better understand their composition. The analysis of the samples supports the suggestion that they are pieces of herbivore dung. Further analyses are recommended to confirm the identification of […]