Chert Spectral Database
Creator(s): 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 position in nanometers along the electromagnetic spectrum. An individual cell is the reflectance intensity value (in relative % units) for the particular sample/artifact at a particular wavelength position.
Cite this Record
Chert Spectral Database. Ryan Parish. Memphis, TN: Earth Science Department, University of Memphis. 2013 ( tDAR id: 391232) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MG7QCF
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|
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