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  • Deciphering the history of a Chinese vase

    Krannert Art Museum is using energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence technology – with the help of the Illinois State Geological Survey and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey – to help determine the age of an antique Chinese porcelain vase in its collection. Museum officials hope to learn whether the vase is from the Ming Dynasty or a later time period.

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