Advances In Laboratory and Field Use Of Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) and LASAR ABLATION-ICPMS (LA-ICP-MS) Technologies In Field Archaeological And Combined Survey Format (CSF) Surveys
Author(s): Richard J Lundin
Major advances in the Laboratory and Field Use of Portable X-Rarchaeologyay Fluorescence (pXRF) and the newly developed LASAR ABLATION ICP-MS (ICP-MS) in archaeology are enabling investigators to gain new insights into the elemental and chemical content of laboratory and field samples of artifact, soil and plant materials. Many of these advances have come directly from laboratory studies and field geochemical investigations initiatiated by mineral industry and governmental organizations and show much promise for archaeological investigations. Wondjina Research Institute (WRI) along with other organizations has been involved in these research and field efforts since 2005. A history of the recent evolution of these technologies and techniques for for laboratory analyses of artifacts and field archaeology will be presented along with examples of results. A discussion of the capabilities and limitations of these technologies and HOW these technologies can and have been integrated into Combined Survey Format (CSF) multi-instrument field surveys.
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Advances In Laboratory and Field Use Of Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF) and LASAR ABLATION-ICPMS (LA-ICP-MS) Technologies In Field Archaeological And Combined Survey Format (CSF) Surveys. Richard J Lundin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441550)
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