Stirling Analyses for Geoarchaeology STAG Home Page University of Stirling Home Page


StAG provide a wide range of services and analytical techniques in support of geoarchaeology.

Complete on-site service. Including survey, sampling strategies and expert advise on applicable analytical techniques.

Soil thin section slide production. Soil thin section slides and micromorphology can provide description, interpretation and measurement of soil components, features and fabrics.

Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive X-ray (SEM-EDS). SEM-EDS can provide high resolution micro-topographical data (SEM) as well as quantitative elemental analysis of samples on micro samples(EDS).

Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP). Provides qauntitative elemental ananlysis from a wide range of samples from liquids to soils and sediments.

Portable X-ray Fluorescence (XRF). Uses the same technology as the EDS system but with the advantage of portability meaning it can be used on site to provide elemental ananlysis from bulk samples.

Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL). Through luminescence profiling OSL can be useful in the determination of statigraphic discontinuities.

Geographic Informations Systems (GIS).
capture, store and manipulate a range of geographical data using systems such as ArcGIS.