Chert Spectral Database
Creator(s): 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.
Cite this Record
Chert Spectral Database. Ryan Parish. Memphis, TN: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis. 2013 ( tDAR id: 391078)
Prehistoric Quarry sites
Calendar Date: 1200 to 1400 (Middle Mississippi Period)
min long: -89.674; min lat: 34.198 ; max long: -83.099; max lat: 38.24 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Contact(s): Ryan Parish
General Note: Dissertation project which investigated the non-destructive application of chert sourcing using VNIR and FTIR spectroscopy.
McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN Chert Type Collections located at the University of Memphis, Murray State University and The Tennessee Division of Archaeology