7 March 2016 by Joanna Ostapkowicz
We are now entering the final phase of the project, and while work continues on various elements – from the last strontium analyses to the documentation of the replica commission – we’re taking this opportunity to launch the project web pages: Black pitch, carved histories: Prehistoric wood sculpture from Trinidad’s Pitch Lake.
The web pages document the aims, techniques and methodologies of the project, the artefacts studied and the wider context, including a brief introduction to Trinidad’s Pitch Lake and its mining (the mode of ‘excavating’ the artefacts).
These pages will be updated with the artefact results (radiocarbon dates, wood identifications, strontium isotope results, etc), further content and videos in due course – so do watch this space!
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