Contributions of LA-ICP-MS to Obsidian Sourcing in the Pacific

Christian Reepmeyer, Wallace Ambrose, Geoffrey Clark

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    This chapter examines results from the application of LA-ICP-MS to the identification of sources of obsidian from the Western Pacific. Albeit not non-destructive, the minimal sample size necessary, and the precision and accuracy of analysis for a wide range of major, minor, trace and rare earth elements enables LA-ICP-MS not only to geochemically fingerprint archaeological artifacts to known source locations, but also to provide information about general geological contexts from which these objects derived.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Laser Ablation ICP-MS for Archaeology
    Editors L. Dussubieux, M. Golitko, B. Gratuze
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
    ISBN (Print)9783662498927
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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