Since the 1960s, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), both wavelength and energy-dispersive have served as the workhorse for non-destructive and destructive analyses of archaeological materials. Recently eclipsed by other instrumentation such as LA-ICP-MS, XRF remains the mainstay of non-destructive chemical analyses in archaeology, particularly for volcanic rocks, and most particularly for obsidian. In a world where heritage and repatriation issues drive archaeological method and theory, XRF remains an important tool for understanding the human past, and will remain so for decades to come.
Currently, there is no comprehensive book in XRF applications in archaeology at a time when the applications of portable XRF and desktop XRF instrumentation are exploding particularly in anthropology and archaeology departments worldwide.
The contributors to this volume are the experts in the field, and most are at the forefront of the newest applications of XRF to archaeological problems. It covers all relevant aspects of the field for those using the newest XRF technologies to deal with very current issues in archaeology.
X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry in Geoarchaeology provides a comprehensive overview of XRF applications in archaeology and anthropology. Expert contributors provide detailed information on the newest tools and techniques used in the field.
Redaktor M. Steven Shackley
Data premiery rynkowej 22.02.2012
Liczba stron 231
Product type Książka w miękkiej okładce
Wielkość 235 x 155 x 155 mm
Ciężar produktu 391 g
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