Novembr 16-18—COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Columbia, SC Gem and Mineral Society; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5
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 Post subject: Introduction to Archaeogemology
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:17 pm 
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This presentation aims to provide a detailed introduction to archaeogemology and will discuss details of how gems were interpreted and traded by the ancient civilizations from a mineralogist point of view. The webinar will explore how researchers from different disciplines are cooperating in order to gain an understanding of the ancient societies through their use of gems.
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Çigdem Lüle, PhD, FGA., GG (GIA)


Çigdem Lüle, PhD, FGA., GG (GIA) is a research gemologist and mineralogist. She has dedicated a large part of her professional career to the identification of gem findings from archaeological sites. The focus of her subject is to establish the geologic and geographic origin of ancient specimens by use of nondestructive gemological and mineralogical testing techniques. Dr. Lüle earned her PhD. in Mineralogy at Hacettepe University in Turkey. Her interest in mineralogy evolved to focus on gem and ornamental minerals. In 1997, she was awarded the British Council of Turkey Scholarship to study gemology at the prestigious Gemmological Association of Great Britain in London. In 2000, she was granted the Chevening Scholarship for PhD. research at the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford and the Natural History Museum of London, UK by the British Council of Turkey. Dr. Lüle relocated to Great Britain in 2001 where she established residence for the next 10 years. In 2005, she earned a graduate gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. Dr. Lüle was employed as an instructor at the London Campus of the GIA from 2004 until 2010. In 2010, Dr. Lüle relocated to the USA and joined the staff of Gemworld International Inc., in March 2011 as Special Projects. She has developed a series of practical educational workshops pertaining to specific pricing and identification challenges facing the global trade today. These workshops are currently taught by her and administered through Gemworld International, Inc. Dr. Lüle is also the technical advisor of the new World of Color, color communication system and the contributing editor of the GemGuide's Gem Market News.

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Any individual with an understanding of gems and appreciation of human history.
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