Archaeometry is a relatively new discipline that applies physical, earth and biological science to archaeology. It aims at answering some fundamental questions raised in modern archaeology such as provenance of raw materials, and the dating and technology of man-made objects It is hoped that, in the long run, the elucidation of this type of questions will, eventually, lead to a better understanding of the creativity, sensitivity and overall way of thinking of the men and women who manufactured and used the artefacts we examine today.