"The variables in the glass making process that influence the formation of a homogeneous glass are discussed, and investigated using laboratory replication of beech and bracken ash glasses. The experimental results are compared to archaeological material from glass production sites at Blunden's Wood, Knightons, Sidney Wood, and Little Birches in England, and Hils in Germany"--P. i.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Sheffield, 2001.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-363).
How the variables in medieval glass making influence homogeneity --
Methodology for examining the experimental and archaeological glasses --
Experimental : the effect of altering raw material parameters on homogeneity --
Experimental : the effect of fritting variables on homogeneity --
Experimental : the effect of melting variables on homogeneity --
Selection of comparative archaeological material --
Analysis of archaeological material --
The effect of inhomogeneity on compositional studies of archaeological glass --
Conclusions and further work.