The Archaeological Sciences of the OeAI are equipped with extensive infrastructure and equipment for analysis. The key priorities behind this equipment are non-destructive analysis and the mobility of laboratory instruments for analyses in the field.


Photographic Equipment (semiportable)

  • Camera tripod Kaiser RSX mit Reproarm RTX, Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Cognisys Stackshot Macro Rail und 2x Kaiser NANLITE 900CSA
  • HAVOX Lightbox HPB-60D


Fourier-Transformations-Infrarotspektrometer, FTIR (portable)

  • Bruker ALPHA II


Gaschromatograph-Mass Spectrometer, GC-MS

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Orbitrap Exploris Mass Spektrometer
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific TRACE 1600 Gaschromatograph mit AI/AS 1610 Liquid Autosampler


LightMicroscopes (partly portable)

20 devices from the manufacturers Olympus, Leica, Zeiss and Keyence in various designs (stereomicroscopes, reflected light/transmitted light microscopes) and additional equipment such as polarisation, bright field/dark field or high-resolution digital cameras. Some of the devices are located in the branch offices of the OeAI.


Multicollector mass spectrometer with inductively coupled plasma, MC-ICP-MS

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Neoma MC-ICP-MS


Scanning electron microscope, REM (semiportable)

  • Hitachi TM4000Plus II
  • Bruker Quantax 75 EDX-Detektor
  • Coxem Sputter Coater SPT-20


X-ray diffractometer, XRD

  • Bruker D6 PHASER


X-ray fluorescence, XRF (portable)

  • Olympus Delta Premium 6000 InnovX-X
  • Bruker TRACER 5g


X-ray generator and detectors (portable)

  • Golden Engineering XR200
  • Oehm & Rehbein Leonardo DR nano
  • Hamamatsu CMOS Dental Detector


Wet Lab

Chemical laboratory for all types of sample preparation and acid digestion (including hydrofluoric acid), equipped with ultrapure water system, two digestors, laboratory dishwasher, precision balance, centrifuge, circular shaker, ball mill, heating plates, etc.