Cultural Relics Application Technology Laboratory

Date:2020-11-02    Times:


The Cultural Relics Application Technology Laboratory was established in September 1998. It is a modern comprehensive archaeological laboratory reorganized on the basis of the intersection of arts and sciences. Its predecessor was the Archaeological Technology Laboratory established in 1973. The laboratory currently has 3 full-time teachers and 1 experiment teaching assistant. The laboratory is equipped with hundreds pieces of experimental teaching equipment for cultural relics restoration, archaeological surveying, cultural relics protection, archaeological photography, and archaeological drawing.

   The laboratory undertakes many undergraduate and graduate experimental teaching courses such as "Archaeological Drawing", "Archaeological Survey", "Archaeological Photography", "Cultural Relics Protection Technology", etc., and provides support for the post-processing of field archaeological practice for undergraduates.

   The laboratory personnel have mastered restoration technologies on bronze, pottery, porcelain, iron, stone, wood, bone clam, jade, painted clay sculptures and other cultural relics. They instructed students to participate in the matching, restoration, rust removal, sealing, and archeological report plate and line drawing of dozens of excavated products at Jinzhou Dazuizi in Liaoning, Xiaolaha in Zhaoyuan, Heilongjiang, Fengjie in Chongqing, and Chifeng Dashanqian.

In recent years, several experimental projects have been added, such as cultural relic reproduction, GPS positioning, total station surveying and mapping, pottery composition detection, and metallographic analysis. Our laboratory staff have presided over or participated in 4 provincial and ministerial-level scientific research projects and 2 school-level education reform projects, published dozens of papers, and self-edited 4 experimental teaching materials.

The laboratory will continue to absorb new technologies, new concepts, and new methods. With the depth and breadth of the intersection of arts and sciences increasing, the laboratory hopes to promote the experimental teaching to a new level.