By M. Steven Shackley
Since the Sixties, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), either wavelength and energy-dispersive have served because the workhorse for non-destructive and harmful analyses of archaeological fabrics. lately eclipsed via different instrumentation comparable to LA-ICP-MS, XRF continues to be the mainstay of non-destructive chemical analyses in archaeology, relatively for volcanic rocks, and such a lot quite for obsidian. In a global the place historical past and repatriation concerns force archaeological technique and concept, XRF is still a massive device for realizing the human earlier, and may stay so for many years to come.
Currently, there's no complete ebook in XRF purposes in archaeology at a time while the functions of transportable XRF and computing device XRF instrumentation are exploding quite in anthropology and archaeology departments all over the world.
The members to this volume are the specialists within the box, and so much are on the leading edge of the most recent purposes of XRF to archaeological problems. It covers all correct elements of the sector for those using the latest XRF applied sciences to house very present concerns in archaeology.
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