Flo-Tech Wet Room

Flote-Tech™ Water Separation Devices

The Archaeological Research Laboratory (ARL) maintains three Flote-Tech™ machine assisted water flotation devices used to recover botanical remains and small bones from archaeological soil samples. These materials are crucial in reconstructing past diets, and the Flote-Tech™ systems have been demonstrated to have a high rate of recovery and a low rate of cross-contamination of samples. The ARL’s units are typically used in the archaeology laboratory but the machines are portable and can be used in the field site in certain cases.