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By David Scott, Pieter Meyers

ISBN-10: 0892362499

ISBN-13: 9780892362493

Archaeometry is the appliance of medical equipment and analyses to the research of tradition in its archaeological context. Garnered from a convention known as to review the fabric tradition from North and South the USA, the book's twenty essays on a vast variety of matters characterize the entire scope of analysis during this box. They comprise papers through Ron L. Bishop at the compositional research of pre-Columbian pottery from the Maya sector, Heather Lechtman at the fabrics technology of fabric tradition from the Andes, and J. Michael Elam and others on resource id and hydration courting of obsidian artifacts

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Shepard (1 966) reacted cautiously to these new developments of paste charac­ terization. , Shepard 1 939, com­ ments on Hawley and Hawley 1 938). Based upon her early experience and coupled with her awareness of complexities of a ceramic system, Shepard believed that chemical analysis of ceramic paste was subject to criticism, especially when con­ ducted "without reference to geological and geochemical conditions" (Shepard 1 965:vii; see also Shepard 1 966; Bennyhoff and Heizer 1 965). It is significant, there­ fore, that after hearing Sayre sometime in the late 1 960s describe the instrumental neutron activation analysis program being conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Shepard withdrew her presentation of a paper critical of such efforts (Edward Sayre, pers.

Components-based Maya southern lowlands (Figs. 1, 8). In the Late Classic period (approximately neutron activation data. (For gen­ 600-850 eral discussion of the project, see religious and economic dominance over smaller neighboring sites. The region of Neff et al. 1 992; Bove et al. E ) Palenque was a major civic-ceremonial center that held a position of and includes thirty-three sites of varying topographic setting, size, and duration. Although some sites are up to 70 km distant from Palenque, the main focus of research is a hypothesized "sustaining" area of greatest site density within a 20-30 km radius.

In 1 982, following the deconstruction of American science by the Reagan administration, these investigations were evicted from the Brookhaven Laboratory but later became part of the Conservation Analytical Laboratory's research programs at the Smithsonian Institution. , BISHOP Culbert and Schwalbe 1 987; Foust et al. 1 989; Lombard 1987a, 1 987b). However, it is only recently that a major new resource has emerged for the characterization of Pre­ Columbian materials as part of an analytical program supported by the National Science Foundation at the University of Missouri Research Reactor facility.

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