Tuesday, March 29, 2011

MicroCT scanner

The Sustainable Archaeology facility at the University of Western Ontario is seeking bids from vendors for a micro computed tomography scanner for the Ancient Images Laboratory. A microCT scanner is required for the non-destructive examination, 2D cross section and 3D volumetric reconstruction of archaeological artifacts and organic remains. Examples of applications include the examination of trabecular architecture in vertebrae, the distribution of enamel, cementum and dentin in teeth, the material composition and mineral inclusions of ceramics and the characterization of source morphology and inclusions in stone tools. The Request for Proposals (RFP) has been published on the WEsternBUYs website,UWORFPAL-01106 and MERX. The Senior Buyer contact for this proposal is Andrew Lazarito - alazarit @ uwo.ca. Proposals close at noon EDT on 15 April 2011. NOTE: the deadline for the posting has been extended to 29 April 2011.

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