Neutron Activation Analysis of Ceramics from Mexico


This project contains data on 45 ceramic specimens from Cerro Portezuelo, Mexico, and 6 clay specimens from the surrounding region. These data were produced at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the mid 1970s. The specimens were analyzed as part of Barbara Branstetter-Hardesty's Ph.D. dissertation work at the University of California, Los Angeles. Additional information regarding these specimens may be found in her dissertation:

Branstetter-Hardesty, B. (1978) Ceramics of Cerro Portezuelo, Mexico: An Industry in Transition. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of California-Los Angeles.

Cite this Record

Neutron Activation Analysis of Ceramics from Mexico. ( tDAR id: 372222) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8222W7H

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 250 to 1500 (A.D.)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -98.97; min lat: 19.36 ; max long: -98.93; max lat: 19.39 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Matthew Boulanger

Contributor(s): Helen Michel

Field Director(s): Barbara Branstetter-Hardesty

Lab Director(s): Frank Asaro; Isadore Perlman

Source Collections

Archaeometry Laboratory, University of Missouri

University of California, Los Angeles

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  • Dataset (1)


  1. Mexico Ceramics and Clay: Compositional and Descriptive Data (2014)