chert provenance (Other Keyword)

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The Application of Reflectance Spectroscopy to Chert Provenance of Mississippian Symbolic Weaponry (2013)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Ryan Parish.

Dissertation that examines the non-destructive application of visible/near-infrared and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to chert sourcing. The study also examines the provenance of material used to manufacture a sample of Middle Mississippian sword-form bifaces.

The Application of Relfectance Spectroscopy to Chert Provenance of Mississippian Symbolic Weaponry
PROJECT Uploaded by: Ryan Parish

Determination of the source of chert artifacts ties past peoples to specific locations on the landscape either through direct or indirect procurement strategies allowing researchers to visualize interactions with both resources and people. However, due to inherent variability accurate provenance data often remains elusive. The reliance upon chert provenance data obtained through macroscopic techniques is problematic and emphasizes the importance of continued research and development of...

Characterizing Spatial Variability of Chert to Inform Sampling Strategies (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ryan Parish.

This is an abstract from the "Case Studies in Toolstone Provenance: Reliable Ascription from the Ground Up" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Sampling is crucial in characterizing variability in chert at a spatial scale meaningful for provenance data needed to explain prehistoric human behavior. Nearly four decades ago Barbara Luedtke examined the extent and kind of trace element variation in Burlington chert as a mechanism to determine sample size....

Chert Spectral Database (2013)
DATASET Ryan Parish.

The spreadsheet consists of three booklets. The first reports all visible/near-infrared spectra recorded on all 1,050 chert samples analyzed in the project. The second reports all middle-infrared reflectance spectra recorded for the 1,050 chert samples. The third booklet reports both visible/near-infrared and middle-infrared spectra non-destructively recorded upon 30 Mississippian sword-form biface artifacts. Rows represent an individual sample/artifact while columns are the wavelength...

Chert Spectral Database (2013)
DATASET Citation Only Ryan Parish.

Chert spectral database collected from over 1,000 Lower St. Louis "Dover" and Fort Payne chert samples. Database used to evaluate the chert provenance application of both VNIR and FTIR reflectance spectroscopy techniques. The spectral data was also used to characterize the source for 30 Mississippian chert sword-form bifaces.

Determining the Provenance of Suwannee Chert: A PXRF and Microscopic Analyses Case Study from Northwest Florida (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adam Burke.

This work presents results on the use of microscopic and PXRF analyses for determining Suwannee chert provenance. Traditionally, analysis of the diagnostic microfossils, fabric, and inclusions in Florida cherts has allowed for successful sourcing of lithic raw materials to a distinct quarry cluster within a specific limestone formation. Instrument analysis has not been pursued due to its prohibitive cost, and trace-elemental analysis has been discouraged because of the inherent difficulty...