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Title: Reflectance spectroscopy as a chert sourcing method

Creator:

Parish, Ryan M.

Date issued/created:

2016

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Archaeologia Polona Vol. 54 (2016)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Abstract:

The non-destructive application of reflectance spectroscopy within chert provenance studies is evaluated and the implications of archaeological source determination of chert artifacts are discussed. The combined use of Visible Near-infrared (VNIR) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) reflectance spectroscopy demonstrate the accurate, fast and relatively low cost for the characterization of geological deposits of chert and the potential identification of source for chert archaeological materials. Reflectance spectroscopy gathers data on the trace and minor mineral components within a sample as identified by subtle absorption peaks and slope changes. The variable range of spectral features per sample, per deposit, per geological formation is potentially diagnostic for a geographically isolated deposit of chert. A chert sample database consisting of 2430 samples from the Midwestern and Southeastern United States is utilized to illustrate the accuracy of reflectance spectroscopy at characterizing chert deposits for archaeological use.

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Relation:

Archaeologia Polona

Volume:

54

Start page:

115

End page:

128

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:63437 ; 0066-5924

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 357 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 358 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 356 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

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Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

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Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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