Scientific dating of paintings
Please see our FAQ's which explains the process in detail.
Freemanart apply whenever possible the application of nondestructive forensic methodology in the forensic examination of fine art.
The accuracy of thermoluminescence dating is only about 15% for a single sample and 7 to 10% for a suite of samples in a single context.
Create fake pottery that will pass the thermoluminescence test One way to pass a fake through a TL test is to expose the newly-made pottery to a high dose of artificial radiation sources, thus fooling the measurement instruments.
However, producing fakes with this method calls for expertise on the subject, as well as expensive instruments.
Instead, a less sophisticated method that would deceive TL testing is to reuse original broken and unmarketable pieces.